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Undergraduate Immunology Program College of Arts and Sciences | Heersink School of Medicine

Immunology draws upon many different disciplines, including biology, biochemistry, genetics, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and microbiology, as well as physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. This makes it an appealing secondary field of study for many students.

The immune system plays a major role in regulating health and disease and therefore immunology is of great interest to students who are interested in the health professions, global health, and research for their future careers.

Students minoring in immunology can gain an integrative understanding of the immune system and its function as it relates to defense against infectious disease or cancer, as well as consequence of immune dysfunction, such as autoimmune disease.

Courses in this program highlight the importance of the field of immunology in:

  • community and global health,
  • issues surrounding emerging pathogens,
  • science communication and policy, and
  • promotion of effective healthcare measures.
Immunology minors also learn how to conduct research, analyze data, communicate, and practice critical thinking – skills valuable to many employers.


A complete list of requirements and courses for all minors are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. Rely on it for the most up-to-date information about minor requirements.

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