University of Alabama at Birmingham

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Review

Birmingham, AL, Administration Bldg Suite 1070
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A+
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A-
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University of Alabama at Birmingham is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 18,333 students and offering 149 degrees in Birmingham, AL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Healthcare
1,790 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
8
16
Clinical Nutrition/nutritionist
11
Dental Assisting/assistant
18
Dental Clinical Sciences
15
Dentistry
53
Dietetics/dietitian
22
Genetic Counseling/counselor
7
Health and Medical Administrative Services
14
Health and Wellness
0
0
Health/health Care Administration/management
97
49
13
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
26
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
0
Medicine
181
Neurobiology and Anatomy
17
Nurse Anesthetist
40
Nursing Practice
59
Nursing Science
5
Nutrition Sciences
0
4
Occupational Therapy/therapist
42
Optometry
42
Pharmacology and Toxicology
2
Physical Therapy/therapist
47
Physician Assistant
54
Public Health
7
121
7
Registered Nurse
289
491
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
1
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
29
0
Vision Science/physiological Optics
0
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
802 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
2
Art Studies
52
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
2
Art Teacher Education
8
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
77
20
6
Education
24
Educational Leadership and Administration
40
23
4
Elementary Education and Teaching
55
22
English Language and Literature
49
9
Foreign Languages and Literatures
15
Health and Physical Education/fitness
4
Health Teacher Education
12
12
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
70
9
Reading Teacher Education
2
Secondary Education and Teaching
19
48
Special Education and Teaching
32
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
94
13
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
58
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
567 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
103
66
Business Administration and Management
96
133
Business Administration, Management and Operations
59
Business/managerial Economics
9
Finance
24
Marketing/marketing Management
77
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Human and Social Sciences
549 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
4
Anthropology
12
0
History
50
9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
44
Philosophy
20
Political Science
19
Psychology
194
13
12
Public Administration
44
Social Sciences
20
Social Work
52
Sociology
45
6
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
364 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
140
16
4
Biostatistics
3
8
Biotechnology
19
Cellular Biology and Histology
10
Chemistry
32
5
5
Environmental Health
1
Epidemiology
4
Human/medical Genetics
4
Mathematics
33
11
Microbiology
18
Molecular Biochemistry
3
Molecular Physiology
3
Neuroscience
18
Pathology/experimental Pathology
17
Physics
6
3
1
Systems Science and Theory
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Engineering
317 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
33
3
6
Biomedical Sciences
0
5
Civil Engineering
28
13
5
Computer Engineering
3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
20
5
Engineering
3
Engineering
120
Materials Engineering
22
5
4
Materials Sciences
0
Mechanical Engineering
23
6
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist
13
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Computer Technology
111 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
29
23
2
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
2
Management Information Systems
51
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
91 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Corrections and Criminal Justice
81
4
Forensic Science and Technology
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
30 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
16
Music
14
Musical Theatre
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Omni Eye Services of Atlanta Residency in Ocular Disease)
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses)
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Residency in Family Practice Optometry)
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Residency in Pediatric Optometry)
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months)
Predoctoral
Endodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontics
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of Alabama at Birmingham Psychology Training Consortium)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (School of Health Professions)
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission (CPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE programs (University of Alabama Hospital) Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels Council on Education for Public Health Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (School of Medicine) National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Computer science, Class of 2001

Nothing when I went to HS

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 1978

Really a long time ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1993

This is huge question that it would take hours and much effor to answer. Sorry. I decline.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 1979

- assistance with interview prep - preceptorship opportunities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Theatre with honors, Class of 2004

A vast knowledge of social human constructs and a realistic basis in the human condition

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Computer science, Class of 2001

Deep South, Somewhat integrated, Sports driven

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1993

Students of all ages with much racial and ethnic diversity. Seemingly equal mix of male/female genders.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 1978

Top class except for dining hall

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
History, Class of 1993

I have no idea. Probably sports.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of Alabama at Birmingham Healthcare Program
UDC Contributor

The healthcare industry is undergoing a significant shift in how it operates. Healthcare professionals at all levels must embrace new technological options. For those studying at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Health Professionals, keeping ahead of those changes is embedded in the curriculum. UAB offers courses featuring the latest practical information in areas such as health information technology and health services administration. Students are able to put in place what they've learned through on-campus organizations and school-sponsored internships. The health professionals department at Alabama-Birmingham offers graduate and undergraduate students unique ways to advance their education. For example, Fast Track, allows UAB students to achieve B.S. and M.S. degrees simultaneously, requiring a five-year commitment. Professionals with five years of experience in the healthcare field can apply for the Executive MSHA program. This opportunity offers an advanced degree in two years by spending just eight days on the UAB campus three times per year. For those already working in the healthcare industry, the flexibility of the Alabama-Birmingham's School of Health Professions provides a few different options for continuing education while working.

Featured Alumni Review
Matthew
Master of Science in Health Informatics, Class of 2002

U The MSHI program was and is oriented toward working professionals. This is valuable in that it allows people with full-time careers to continue their education. I learned a great deal from the nurses, physicians, and chief information officers with whom I shared courses and project work.

Featured Alumni Review
Meg
Master of Science in Health Informatics, Class of 2004

U What I learned in the MSHI program is relevant to every aspect of my job, whether it is project management or clinical information systems or strategic planning. I’ve seen the department adapt to the changing landscape in health IT. Even though I finished my degree over 10 years ago, it’s still relevant.

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Anantachai
PhD in Human Services Administration, Class of 2010

U The attentive training and experiences I gained obviously helped me land a job. In fact, it was Dr. [Eta] Berner of the CHIPS/Q program who introduced me to my boss and endorsed my skills. Until this day, there are many lightbulb moments that flash back to what I did in school, where I can recall those experiences and apply them to my work.

Questions and Answers about University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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The University of Alabama Birmingham has an impressive and diverse list of alumni. Professional golfer Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland won the 2010 U.S. Open after his time on the UAB golf team, where he won the Haskins Award as the top collegiate golfer. Biochemist Lawrence DeLucas was an astronaut on the STS-50 Space Shuttle mission. And Dr. Deidre Downs won the Miss America crown in 2005, attending the UAB School of Medicine after her term as Miss America ended.

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What is the campus setting like?
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The UAB campus occupies an urban setting near downtown Birmingham, occupying several dozen blocks in the Southside neighborhood. Despite being a downtown campus, UAB doesn’t feel like a campus fighting for space. The campus has a well-defined layout devoted to medical education, general areas of study, and the athletic teams, all focused around Campus Green, a central-campus park with walking paths and, obviously, green spaces. The development of Campus Green in the early 2000s was a key component for turning UAB from a commuter school into a campus with a traditional residential students and housing.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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The eLearning program at Alabama-Birmingham offers a mix of fully online degrees as well as blended degree options for those seeking a degree while continuing their current work. Numerous educational options are available, including graduate and undergrad degrees, as well as professional and academic certificates. You'll find specific degree options in areas of study such as Health Information Management or Business Accounting, for example. The university offers a web-based tech support area just for its eLearning students, helping them find the tech resources and apps required to have success in the online classes.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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UAB has been a Division I NCAA member since the late 1970s, and the Blazers men's basketball program reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in just its fourth season of play in 1982. UAB's athletic program continues to have its strength in men's basketball, having upset #1 seeded Kentucky in the 2004 NCAA Tournament and having reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015 with an upset of #3 seed Iowa State. The Blazers football program was scheduled to be dropped because of a lack of funds, but program boosters saved football with a financial commitment, and the program will return to FBS-level football in 2017.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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The U.S. News & World Report's Top 10 list for the best graduate schools in the United States features several of UAB's graduate programs. This includes the School of Health Professions master's degree programs in healthcare management and health systems administration. UAB’s graduate adult nurse practitioner program, AIDS program, and primary care program are also ranked in as Top 10 health education programs.

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