University of North Alabama

Located in Florence, Alabama, the University of North Alabama (UNA) serves the higher education needs of students in Florence and surrounding areas including Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia and Sheffield. The school has earned a reputation in northwest Alabama as an excellent option for students who want to earn a degree and receive a superior education in the fields of Education, Health, Arts and Sciences, Nursing and Business.

The university offers over 60 different undergraduate majors to choose from. Graduate programs are available in many fields of study and career-oriented disciplines including secondary education, community counseling, English, business administration, special education and criminal justice. The university recently added a master's degree program in art history.

University of North Alabama is one of the few universities to have a entertainment industry major. This major was developed as a byproduct of the development of the UNA Entertainment Industry Center – which was later transitioned into a full-fledged academic department. Other degrees offered through the Department of Entertainment Industry include the Bachelor's of Entertainment Technology and Bachelor's of Entertainment Business. The department recently moved off campus into its own building.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of North Alabama as a top tier public university among Southern schools offering master’s-level degree programs. I was ranked 56th among all university in the South (12 states). The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Univeristy of North Alabama offers several online degrees and distance learning options for students seeking a convenient, flexible alternative to a traditional campus-based college degree program. Online programs are offered at the graduate level in various fields of study including criminal justice, arts in history, nursing, sociology, family studies, and business administration, among others.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (256) 765-4100
Address: One Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama 35632-0001
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Medium ( 6,000+ undergrad, 1,100+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's
In- State Tuition $ 4,065
Out-of-State Tuition $ 8,088
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Managerial Economics
Management Information Systems
Marketing Marketing Management
Communication and Journalism
Mass Media Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
School Counseling and Guidance Services
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education (multiple Levels)
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Counseling Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
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