You want to look deeper, think broader, and work harder. You’re intellectually curious, driven, and passionate about learning. Like most of our students, you find it difficult to choose just one major because so many subjects fascinate you. The UAB Honors College is full of students just like you – students who want to challenge themselves to become researchers, professional leaders, and public intellectuals who use their knowledge to make the world a better place.
Honors College Scholars have access to:
- Smaller class sizes and honors-only course sections
- Innovative freshman-year learning communities
- Priority registration for all courses
- Departmental (major-specific) honors programs
- Academic enrichment (undergraduate research, study away, internships, and service-learning)
- Special speaker series, discussion groups, etc.
- Honors housing communities
- Opportunities to apply for signature programs
- Service Learning
- Study Away
- Undergraduate Research
- National Fellowships and Scholarships Advising
Honors Freshmen By the Numbers:
30 – Average ACT/SAT
4.1 – Average GPA
34 – Majors Declared
20 – Number of States Represented
Honors College Admission Info
|Signature Programs within the Honors College provide exceptional educational experiences for the best and brightest of students, preparing them to use their unique talents and abilities to dream big and to make a difference—in Birmingham, in Alabama, and in the world.|
UAB's Experiential Learning Scholars Program is designed for students who are searching for ways to intentionally enhance their academic course work with applicable, real-life experiences.
Global and Community Leadership
Thoughtful learners. Dedicated citizens. Collaborative leaders. Students are part of something significant when they are members of UAB's Global and Community Leadership (GCL) Honors Program.
Science and Technology
Students in the UAB's Science and Technology Honors Program take part in unique academic and research experiences specifically designed to give them a head-start on a scientific or technical career.
Designed for students who want to satisfy their intellectual curiosity both inside and outside the classroom, the University Honors Program provides gifted and highly motivated students with an intimate, innovative, and challenging interdisciplinary course of study.
|Fast Track programs get you where you want to be—out in the real world or on to professional or Ph.D. training—sooner than you’d think. Our programs help you earn both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in just five years, moving you along your particular path and getting you ahead of the crowd.|
3-2 Program in Occupational Therapy
If you already know your future is in occupational therapy, there’s no reason to wait eight years to get there.
Fifth-Year Master's in Biology
In the Fifth Year Master's in Biology program, students earn a bachelor's and master's in a total of five years while working closely with a faculty mentor.
Fast Track Master's Programs in Engineering
UAB's School of Engineering offers motivated students the opportunity to earn both their bachelor's and master's in five years in programs in these areas of engineering: biomedical, civic, electrical, materials and mechanical.
Fast Track Master's in Accounting
The Fast Track Master of Accounting program in UAB's School of Business is open to high-achieving undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Fifth-Year Master's in Computer and Information Sciences
The Fifth Year Master's in Computer and Information Sciences enables superior students to complete their bachelor's and accelerate their progress toward a master's degree—and, along the way, to receives benefits such as lab space and funding.
Fifth-Year Master's of Public Health (MPH)
As a field, public health has the power to shape society and civilization. The Public Health Fast Track MPH program gets you there sooner, helping you earn your master’s degree in public health in just five years.
Fast Track Program in Mathematics
Students in the UAB Fast Track in Mathematics program navigate through an accelerated curriculum that enables them to complete both their undergraduate and master's degrees in four to five years.
School and Departmental Programs
Add extra challenge—and extra benefits, and extra rewards—to your standard undergraduate curriculum with an honors track through your school or department.
If you know now that you have a passion for nursing, there’s no reason to wait—in the Nursing Scholars Program, you can have a spot in the School of Nursing waiting for you as soon as you earn your undergraduate degree.
Get the hands-on, in-lab experience, counseling, mentorship, and resources to find your future in biology with the Biology Scholars Program.
The Chemistry Scholars program puts you under the guidance of top faculty members from all areas of campus, for the special kind of learning and experience you can’t find in an ordinary curriculum.