University of Alabama-Birmingham

One of the highlights of the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) is that it hosts one of the largest academic medical centers in the U.S. and in the UAB Health System - the UAB Hospital. It offers residency programs in many specialties, including anesthesiology, internal medicine, radiology and neurology, among others. The hospital is the only Level I trauma center that is verified ACS Level I in Alabama.

UAB, which is located in Birmingham, grew from its humble beginnings as an academic extension center in 1936. Today, UAB leads the University of Alabama System as the flagship, offering 140 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and professional levels in various fields of study, including business, education, social and behavioral sciences, health, engineering and dentistry, among many others.

UAB offers several distance learning and online degree options for non-traditional and working students who are unable to participate in a traditional campus-based college program. It also offer hybrid degree programs which allow student to participate in both online and on-campus study as they work toward the completion of their degree. The university offers students the ability to earn an online bachelor's degree, online master's degree, online certificate, online doctorate or EdS degree, or complete individual online courses.

As one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the nation, UAB has nearly 19,000 employees, which includes 2,300 faculty, 7,700 medical/health professionals, and 11,000 campus workers. Notwithstanding its size, the university has a very attractive student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1 and over 90% of professors have a doctorate degree in their field.

A large portion of the student body is comprised part-time and transfer students at this mostly undergraduate institution. There is a strong balance between professional and liberal arts study and the university's programs are coordinated so it is a simple process to move from a bachelor’s to master’s degree in your area of study. Only 108 universities in the U.S. have earned a “very high level” in research and UAB is one of them. Health and veterinary sciences are two of the most popular areas of study at UAB.

The University of Alabama-Birmingham was ranked 149th best university of all national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2013.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (205) 934-4011
Address: Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 11,000+ undergrad, 6,400+ grad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Bachelor's Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 4,281
Out-of-State Tuition $ 10,632
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees CERT BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Cell Cellular Biology and Histology
Human Medical Genetics
Molecular Biochemistry
Molecular Physiology
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Pathology Experimental Pathology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Vision Science Physiological Optics
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Business Managerial Economics
Management Information Systems
Marketing Marketing Management
Communication and Journalism
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
School Counseling and Guidance Services
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental Environmental Health Engineering
General Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African-american Black Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist
Cytotechnology Cytotechnologist
Dental Assisting Assistant
Dental Clinical Sciences
Environmental Health
Health Health Care Administration Management
Health Information Medical Records Administration Administrator
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology Technologist
Occupational Therapy Therapist
Physical Therapy Therapist
Physician Assistant
Public Health
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice
Forensic Science and Technology
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
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