Academic Advising

The hardest part of your first year should be your classes, not deciding what they should be.

Stop digging your way through major requirements, class registration and how all that ties in with your plans for the future.

Our advisors are the kind of people who know what you’re going to need to know and do to get your degree, and who know how to help you find a path to fulfillment and success (since that one can be kind of a stumper). But it’s not just about paperwork and requirements—it’s also about finding resources that can help you catch up and get ahead in class and finding classes that will be not just beneficial but also fun.

We want you to meet your advisor well in advance of registration so you can get to know each other and talk about your interests and goals. And throughout your academic career, your advisor will be available to answer questions and help you navigate rough spots. Isn’t that nice to know?

Advising contact information is available by school.

College of Arts & Sciences

Contact (205) 934-6135 (College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office) for the following programs:

  • African-American Studies, Art, Communication Studies, English, Foreign Language, Health Related Programs, Liberal Arts, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Natural Science, Physics, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, International Studies, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

Contact (205) 975-4632 (Ovuke' Emonina) for Biology

Contact (205) 934-7529 (Jamie Grimes) for Chemistry

Contact (205) 934-7019 (John Faulkner) for Computer and Information Sciences

Contact (205) 934-2154 (Dr. Jeanne Hutchison) for Mathematics

Collat School of Business (205) 934-8813

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing

School of Education
(205) 934-7530

  • Early Childhood & Elementary Education
  • Health Education
  • High School Education
  • Physical Education

School of Engineering
(205) 934-8410

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

School of Health Professions
(205) 934-4195

  • Health Care Management
  • Biomedical Sciences

Preprofessional Careers

If you are interested in a career that requires additional education beyond the undergraduate level, UAB provides advising, programs, and services to help you prepare to enter professional schools. You can choose a preprofessional program in addition to any UAB major. Work with your primary Academic Advisor to determine the appropriate contact for advising in the following areas:

  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Health Administration
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nurse Anesthesia
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary

School of Public Health (205) 934-4993

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health (concentrations in Environmental Health Sciences, Global Health Studies, Public Health Preparedness)
  • Minor in Public Health
  • Fast Track Master's in Public Health

Contact Nicole Gravitt (205) 934-7759 or for undergraduate advising or academic questions.