University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB)

Birmingham, AL

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
General Music
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Other Business/Managerial Operations

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Nutrition/Nutrionist
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Clinical Sciences (MS, PhD)
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Nurse Anesthetist
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Health and Medical Administrative Services
Physician Assistant
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Vision Science/Physiological Optics

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Forensic Science and Technology
Other Corrections and Criminal Justice

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)

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UAB Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave University of Alabama, Birmingham 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

At this time I am taking 15 hours. My major is listed as nursing but I don't know that that will be true for long. I was able to get all the classes that I need as a freshmen. I'm still learning my professors but I can say they are very knowledgable in their fields. They are also helpful and encourage us to make appointment with them. The class sizes are not nearly as large as I thought they would be. I have heard horror stories about large class sizes from friends who attend other universities. Presently, I have no more than 40 students in any of my classes. However, I think that might change depending on the classes. Because of the open door policies of most of my professors, I am not that concerned about large classes. I also know I can be part of a study group for any subject.

Academics Rating

From what I have seen, UAB has normal size classes compared to other ranked universities. I am not sure about the professors and such. The work load and program, from what I've reviewed, are extensively comparative.

UAB Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.80
Retention Rate 80%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, August, November, December, and May.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Sea Semester

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: physical therapy

Class Sizes at University of Alabama, Birmingham

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 39%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 11%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 46%
  • 100+ Students: 4%
Fewer than 20 Students 39%
50 - 100 Students 11%
20 - 49 Students 46%
100+ Students 4%

Faculty at University of Alabama, Birmingham

Total Faculty 931
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 18
Full-Time Professors 862
Male Faculty 508
Part-Time Professors 69
Women Faculty 423

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