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Study at University of Alabama At Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham, or UAB, is a coeducational university situated in Birmingham, Alabama. UAB was founded in 1969. It offers programs of study that lead to bachelor, master, doctoral, and professional degrees in different fields. UAB offers more than 140 degrees at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the UAB Graduate School and 14 other schools. These are:
  • Division of General Studies
  • Graduate School
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The sports teams of UAB are known as the Blazers. The colors are gold, white, and green. The university has tennis, golf, baseball, basketball, football, track and field, and soccer teams. Some notable alumni of the university include Larry DeLucas, astronaut and research scientist; Clayton Colvin, artist; Deidre Downs, Miss America 2005; Derek Rios, Canadian Soccer Player; and Graeme McDowell, professional golfer.

Profile of University of Alabama At Birmingham

UAB is in a medium-sized city, in Birmingham, Alabama. The school is classified as a public college. Students at UAB earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include science and medicine.

UAB Selectivity

UAB does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 470 to 620 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 500 and 650. UAB attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at UAB are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

UAB, in 2007, had 16, 246 students (13, 146 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Athletic teams at the school belong to the Conference USA for major sports.

UAB Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find UAB to be more affordable than many of its peers.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"UAB is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state and beyond. "

UAB Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management447business management, accounting, marketing, finance, business administration, MIS, managerial economics
Education and Teaching446elementary school teaching, early childhood education, secondary teaching, educational administration, special ed, art education, physical education teaching, school Counselling, . . .
Medicine393medicine, public health, dentistry, optometry, health professions, dental clinical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine350registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, nursing science
Science284biology, chemistry, cell biology, physics, biomedical sciences, microbiology, molecular biochemistry, molecular physiology, . . .
Liberal Arts215history, English, sociology, political science, Spanish language, social studies, African-American studies, anthropology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling201psychology, physical therapy
Engineering190electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials engineering, environmental engineering
Medical Support and Technology136radiation therapist, physician assistant, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech, dental assistant, nuclear medical tech, cytotechnologist
Media135communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement103corrections and criminal justice, forensic science
Medical administration87health care administration, medical records admin, health and medical administrative, environmental health
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy69occupational therapy, dietitian, health and fitness, clinical nutritionist, nutrition sciences
Family and Social Work57social work, public administration
Art Studies41art studies, visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering41computer and info science, computer engineering
Religion and Philosophy25philosophy
Mathematics22mathematics, applied mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Fine Arts3art history and criticism
Contact: UABUniversity of Alabama At Birmingham

Administration Bldg Suite 1070

Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

General Phone: (205) 934-4011


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