The Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center advises students on their way to discovering a major at UAB. If you’re currently undeclared, or fall into one of the other categories below, your academic advising needs will be addressed by an Advisor within the VMASC.

If you’re a student currently in another major and are interested in changing your major, or adding a second major, our advisors would be happy to help you explore the various major opportunities that UAB has to offer. Send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll schedule you an appointment with one of our Academic Advisors.


General Undeclared (UDEC)

  • A-M: Stacy Green
  • N-S: Leah Carpenter
  • T-Z: Mike McConnell

Undeclared Nursing (UDNU)

  • A-K: Leah Carpenter
  • L-Z: Matt Lewis

Undeclared Engineering (UDEG)

  • Matt Lewis

Undeclared Biomedical Sciences (UBMD)

  • Mike McConnell

Undeclared Healthcare Management (UHCM/UHCQ)

  • Leah Carpenter

Post-Baccalaureate Degree Seeking and Non-Degree Seeking

  • Mike McConnell

Temporary OR Concurrent Students

  • Mike McConnell

Transient Students

  • Mike McConnell

Transients students are eligible to take up to two semesters of coursework at UAB before returning to their university and are not transferring schools. It is the transient student's responsibility to coordinate with their academic advisor at their home institution about which classes they should take and be prepared with course selections prior to attending UAB.

Blazing Start

  • Jasmine Williams

We have a new easy-to-use online system for making advising appointments. From your BlazerNET homepage look for the “MyAppointment” button on the right-hand side. Click that button and then follow the prompts to find your advisors availability and schedule an appointment quickly and easily. Here’s what the button will look like:MyAppointmentButton