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 to know more about the history, culture, and experience of Black Americans from the African diaspora all the way through today?  In this program, we can give you multicultural perspectives valued by employers in education, government, and business.

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    Anthropology, B.A.

    Anthropology, B.A.

    Anthropology—the study of humankind, past and present—has the widest scope of all the social sciences. With an understanding of other people and their cultures, you'll be prepared for a career in a variety of fields, including international business, law, teaching, forensic science, language interpretation, environmental conservation, or even museum curation. 

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    Art, B.A.

    Art, B.A.

    Do you have a burning desire to express yourself through a variety of art media? Create art that transforms the world around you through a career in art direction, graphic design, museum curation, art conservation — or just about any other profession you can imagine.

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    Art, B.F.A.

    Art, B.F.A.

    Want to take a deep dive into a specific arts discipline designed to bring out the creative genius inside you? This intensive fine arts program can give you a solid foundation for graduate school or prepare you for a career in graphic design, medical illustration, costume design, cinematography—the possibilities are practically endless. 

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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—from molecules to entire ecosystems. And when you study all those things, you can do almost anything. Our alumni work in genetics, microbiology, spinal cord injury, brain development, and education, as well as in wildlife and nature conservation. 

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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.

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    Chemistry, B.S.

    Chemistry, B.S.

    From advanced materials to drug development and more, chemistry drives the discoveries and technologies that transform our lives in the 21st century. With a bachelor's degree from UAB, you'll be primed for a variety of careers in fields such as healthcare, forensics, journalism, research, and education.

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    Communication Studies, B.A.

    Communication Studies, B.A.

    Communication, whether verbal or nonverbal, is one of the most important skills prized by employers today. It can be an essential tool for success in a wide range of fields, including sales, emergency management, client service, public relations, and much 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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    English, B.A.

    English, B.A.

    Have you ever wondered how you can harness your reading, writing, and language skills into a lucrative career? With an English degree from UAB, you can learn how powerful expression and communication can be in the worlds of media, law, medicine, and many more.

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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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    History, B.A.

    History, B.A.

    A knowledge of our past is critical to understanding both our present and future. At UAB, we want to teach you how to collect, document, and convey historical data so you can build a foundation for success in business, medical, political, and other job tracks.

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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. By understanding this universal language, you'll have problem-solving abilities that are useful in business, engineering, medicine, technology, and a seemingly infinite number of other fields.

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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.

    Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. With a thorough knowledge of psychology, you can offer great value in a wide variety of fields, including business, advertising, politics, law, education, and mental health counseling.

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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.