Degree Programs

We partner with the UAB College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering for innovative, broad-based programs.

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical engineers play important roles in modern health care—from diagnosis and analysis to treatment and recovery. Things like implants (such as pacemakers and artificial hips), stem cells, and other technologies exist thanks to biomedical engineers. At UAB, our BME department is brilliant. We rank fifth in the nation for research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics connects biological sciences, genetics, chemistry, computer science, data science, IT, engineering, applied mathematics, biostatistics, computing, and biomedical engineering UAB is home to the first undergraduate bioinformatics program in Alabama.

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Cancer Biology

As the only university in the U.S. with a cancer biology undergraduate program, UAB is the perfect place for you to prepare for a career in research, treatment, and other areas. We’re home to a 90-ton cyclotron (one of a few in America) that helps treat cancer with precision.

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Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Genetics and genomics make up the informational blueprint of life. Understanding that blueprint can answer a plethora of questions. From research to training and education, we have the tools to help you achieve your career goals.

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Immunology

Immunology is the study of the structure and function of the immune system at the molecular, cellular, and physiological level. Our programs cover biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics—the whole gamut. U.S. News & World Report ranked us No. 27 in the “Best Global Universities for Immunology” poll for showing “strength in producing research related to immunology.”

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Neuroscience

Neuroscience, the study of the structure and function of the nervous system with a special focus on the brain, is currently the most rapidly advancing field of research and training. 

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Early Medical School Acceptance Program

The Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP) is an undergraduate and medical school educational program that provides highly qualified students an enriched undergraduate experience in preparation for medical, dental, or optometry school. EMSAP provides a path to medical/dental/optometry school that offers undergraduate students maximum flexibility in exploring the humanities, neurosciences, social sciences, or any other major.

ProgramAMCAS Application TypeAMCAS Application DeadlineSecondary Application Deadline
Secondary Fee
Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP) Combined Bachelors/Medical Degree Aug. 1 Aug. 15 Not Required