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Study at University of Alabama In Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville, also called UA Huntsville or UAH, is a coeducational, public university situated in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. It was established in 1969. UA Huntsville is well-known for its science and engineering programs, especially its programs in atmospheric science and astrophysics. The university offers Enrolment to more than 7, 000 students. UA Huntsville offers doctoral, master, and baccalaureate degree programs through its five colleges:
  • Administrative Science
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing
  • Science
UA Huntsville's mascot is the Chargers. The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The athletics department fields ice hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, track and field, and tennis teams. Renowned alumni of UA Huntsville are Jan Davis, astronaut; John S. Hendricks, founder of Discovery Communications; and Jim Hudson, founder of Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology.

Profile of University of Alabama In HuntsvilleStudents attend UA Hunstville in Huntsville, AL, a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. UA Hunstville degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science and engineering.

UA Hunstville Selectivity

UA Hunstville is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 620.

FacultyUA Hunstville has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 7, 264 students at UA Hunstville .

Student LifeThe school values student athletics, and belongs to the Gulf South Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an autonomous campus of The University of Alabama System dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. UAH is a key participant in one of the nation's major international centres for advanced technological research and utilizes its position in this environment to provide unique opportunities and creative programs for students, faculty and the community. UAH is committed to maintaining a diverse academic community of the highest quality, and to providing an environment that facilitates intellectual, cultural, personal, and professional growth. UAH fosters leadership, creative and critical thinking, clear communication, a respect for knowledge and the pursuit of truth, and an engagement in the challenge and pleasure of a lifetime of learning. UAH, through its graduates and its programs, contributes to economic advancement, health care, cultural enrichment, and the quality of life of the region, state and nation. "

UA Hunstville Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering303engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, various engineering courses
Business and Management260business management, accounting, MIS, marketing, finance, human resources
Nursing and Emergency Medicine175registered nursing, various nursing
Liberal Arts119English, speech and rhetoric, political science, history, foreign language and literature, sociology, technical and business writing, interdisciplinary studies
Science105biology, physics, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, biotechnology
Computer Science and Engineering97computer and info science, computer engineering
Therapy and Counselling32psychology
Education and Teaching31elementary school teaching, ESL instruction
Mathematics24mathematics, applied mathematics
Art Studies19art studies
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy
Family and Social Work8public administration
Contact: UA HunstvilleUniversity of Alabama In Huntsville

301 Sparkman Dr

Huntsville, Alabama 35899

General Phone: (256) 824-6120


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