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Study at Alabama A and M University

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, also referred to as Alabama A&M University or AAMU, is a public, land-grant, historically black university located in Normal, Madison County, Alabama, United States. It was established in 1875 as Alabama A&M. In 1896, the name was changed to The State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes. In 1949, this name was changed to Alabama A&M College. Finally, in 1969, it was granted university status, and the name was changed to Alabama A&M University. The University campus stretches over more than 800 acres of suburban land. It grants admission to more than 5, 000 students annually.

The men's and women's sports teams of the university are called the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs respectively. The official mascot of AAMU is the Bulldog. Students participate in basketball, football, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, bowling, volleyball and softball. The University also has men's and women's swimming clubs.

Profile of Alabama A and M University

Alabama A and M can be found in Normal, Alabama (a medium-sized city). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Alabama A and M.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in science, agricultural science and management, and family and social work.

Alabama A and M Selectivity

Alabama A and M does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 68% of potential students in 2007.

Faculty

A tenure system is one way Alabama A and M works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 5, 706 students were enrolled in the school. Alabama A and M has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Alabama A and M offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Southwestern Athletic Conference and University Athletic Association competitions.

Alabama A and M Tuition and Affordability

Bargain hunters might want to look at Alabama A and M, which charges less than many schools of its type.

Alabama A and M Programs and Degrees


General Category



Degrees



Most Common Majors

Educationand Teaching


182


secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, education of speech impaired, education, early childhood education, educational administration, . . .


Business and Management


151


business management, marketing, accounting, finance


Family and Social Work


113


social work, family and consumer science


Science


68


biology, physics, chemistry, physics courses


Engineering


55


mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering


Therapy and Counselling


52


psychology, Counselling psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, psychology courses


Liberal Arts


45


sociology, political science, English, economics


Computer Science and Engineering


41


computer and info science


Agricultural Science and Management


34


food science, agricultural operations, various agricutural courses, agricultural economics, agriculture


Engineering Technician


30


industrial tech, electrical/electronic tech, mechanical engineering related tech, civil engineering tech


Media


26


radio and TV tech


Architecture and Planning


18


urban planning


Landscaping and Horticulture


11


various plant science courses


Medical Support and Technology


10


speech pathology


Art Studies


8


art studies


Mathematics


7


mathematics


Conservation and Resource Management


5


forestry courses


Animal Science and Care


3


animal science


Contact: Alabama A and M

Alabama A and M University

4900 Meridian St

Normal, Alabama 35762

General Phone: (256) 372-5000

http://www.aamu.edu/

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