Undergraduate

Whether you're interested in anthropology or neuroscience or anything in between, we know you'll find what you're looking for in the College of Arts and Sciences. You can choose majors in over 30 fields, pursue interdisciplinary majors that combine the arts and sciences, and even design your own major with the help of our faculty.

  • African American Studies, B.A.

    African American Studies, B.A.

    Want a deeper knowledge of African American life and culture? If you're interested in a legal, political, teaching, or humanitarian career, this may be the major for you.

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    Bioinformatics, B.S.

    Bioinformatics, B.S.

    Bioinformatics is an emerging field that involves managing and analyzing large amounts of data about living things—data that will help us treat human diseases and make breakthroughs that will improve our lives.

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    Biology, B.S.

    Biology, B.S.

    Biology is the study of all living things—bacteria, daisies, humans, whales—everything.

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    Cancer Biology, B.S.

    Cancer Biology, B.S.

    Do you want to make a difference in the fight against cancer? UAB is the only university in the United States with a cancer biology undergraduate program, which means you can get a head start on preparing for a career in research, treatment, and other areas.de

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    Chemistry, B.S.

    Chemistry, B.S.

    Literally everything is made up of matter, and chemists study all about that matter, including properties, reactions, and more.

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    Criminal Justice, B.S.

    Criminal Justice, B.S.

    As a criminal justice student, you'll not only learn about crime and justice—you'll also gain critical skills in analyzing and communicating.

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    Foreign Languages, B.A.

    Foreign Languages, B.A.

    As a foreign languages student, not only will you learn another language, you'll also gain a deeper understanding of culture, art, history, and philosophy.

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    Immunology, B.S.

    Immunology, B.S.

    Immunology is the study of the immune system, including the cells, organs, tissues, and the function the system plays in protecting humans against infectious diseases.

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    International Studies, B.A.

    International Studies, B.A.

    International studies will give you an in-depth knowledge of what's happening around the world, letting you focus your courses on specific areas that interest you.

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    Mathematics, B.S.

    Mathematics, B.S.

    Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change—you know, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and the like.

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    Music, B.A.

    Music, B.A.

    With a music degree, you can learn more than how to make a beautiful, artistic sound—you can learn all about music technology, composition, theory, and more.

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    Neuroscience, B.S.

    Neuroscience, B.S.

    Neuroscience is the study of the body's nervous system—or in other words, how the brain shares information throughout the body.

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    Philosophy, B.A.

    Philosophy, B.A.

    Who are we? Why are we here? As a philosophy student, you won't just study ideas and thoughts related to these questions, you'll study critical thinking, problem solving, and how to analyze and argue.

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    Physics, B.S.

    Physics, B.S.

    Whether it's a bouncing ball or a rocket blasting through the atmosphere, literally all things move through space and time.

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    Psychology, B.S.

    Psychology, B.S.

    Study psychology, and we'll help you gain the critical thinking, communication, and quantitative skills you need to understand why people do what they do.

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    Social Work, B.S.S.W.

    Social Work, B.S.S.W.

    If you want to help people, consider a social work degree, and learn how to make a difference in some of the world's most difficult challenges—poverty, addiction, physical and mental illness, discrimination, and loss.

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    Sociology, B.A.

    Sociology, B.A.

    When you study sociology, you learn all about people, relationships, and why we behave the way we do.

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    Theatre, B.A.

    Theatre, B.A.

    A theatre degree can give you performing arts experience as an actor, designer, stage manager, director, scriptwriter, costume and set designer, and much more.

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  • students studying together Minors can empower you to enhance your major for careers or graduate school, or can simply allow you to pursue your interests. Minors can be combined with almost any major or with other minors. Each minor requires approximately 18 credit hours to complete—about six classes.

    The College has more than 45 minors that are offered by all 19 of our departments and several programs. Explore our course offerings, and enrich your UAB experience.