Honors College

Your idea of a college education goes a little bit further.

Your idea of a college education goes beyond the traditional path - you want to look deeper, think bigger, work harder, and explore both the larger scope and the smaller details. We do, too. That’s why we designed the UAB Honors College with students like you in mind -- students who want the freedom to choose, and who have the desire to succeed and the courage to go their own way.

Fast Track

DiplomaFast-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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


School/DepartmentAt UAB, our many honors programs strive to meet the unique interests of individual students rather than squeezing all honors students into the narrow definition of "honors college" they might find elsewhere.

  • 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.


OtherUAB has limitless ways for you to find the extra challenge and extra reward that come with an honors education.

  • Biology Scholars

    Get the hands-on, in-lab experience, counseling, mentorship, and resources to find your future in biology with the Biology Scholars Program.

  • Chemistry Scholars

    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.

  • Nursing Scholars

    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.