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Guide for International Students - Studysea
Guide for
International
Students
Guide for International Students - Studysea
Why Choose the University
of Alabama at Birmingham?
Knowledge That Will Change Your World

      45M+ Top 20
   Invested in Hill Student Center                                    Research University
                                                                          in the US
                                                                         (Best College Reviews 2017)
                                                                                                                               10  Programs in the top 25
                                                                                                                                         (U.S. News & World Report 2018)

5.079 hectares                                                                                  #168
of newly built facilities                                                                       Best Universities in the World
                                                                                                (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18)

1 of 81                                                                                         #1
Public Universities with Carnegie Foundation’s                                                  School of Health Professions
Tier 1 Highest Research Activity                                                                in NIH Funding
(Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education)                                   (2016)

         Employability at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
         UAB graduates have been hired by:
         Apple                                  Eli Lily & Co.        Lab Corp

                                                                                                                  15
         AT&T                                   Google                Microsoft

         BBVA Compass                           Goldman Sachs & Co.   PwC

         Boeing                                 Honda                 Visa                                         Student CEOs at the UAB iLab
         Deloitte                               IBM                   Wells Fargo & Co.                            at Innovation Depot in 2016

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Top Programs
GRADUATE*

               #2                                 #13                   #16                                     #19
               Health Care                        Nursing School        Physician                               Public Health
               Management                                               Assistant

               #20                                #25                   #46                                     #56
               Physical Therapy                   Occupational          Part-time MBA                           Biomedical
                                                  Therapy                                                       Engineering
UNIVERSITY

               #159                               #10                   #66                                     $528M
               in National                        NIH funding among     Worldwide for US                        Total research
               Universities                       public universities   utility patents                         expenditures
               (U.S. News & World Report 2018)                          (National Academy of Inventions 2016)

             *U.S. News & World Report 2018

             “What makes UAB special is the
               diversity here. There are so many
               different people from different
               parts of the world.”
             Gabriel Okafor, Nigeria
             Master’s in Mechanical Engineering
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About the University
UAB is a place for dreamers and doers, artists and scientists, idealists and realists.
As an internationally-renowned, public research university and academic health
center, our reach stretches across classes, cultures and continents into inner-city
classrooms, rural clinics and far corners of the globe.

The University of Alabama at                        The INTO UAB Advantage
Birmingham                                          From the moment you step on campus you will
If you are seeking “knowledge that will change      be a Blazer and a member of our UAB family.
your world,” the University of Alabama at           You’ll meet new friends, have access to all of
Birmingham is for you. We’re a university           the academic, social and campus resources and
without walls, where no one is worried about        begin earning credits for your degree program.
fitting in—just standing out. Here you will be a    • Take the first steps toward earning your
part of a diverse campus population, take part in     degree from one of America’s leading
world-class research and serve your global and        research institutions.
local community while receiving an education
                                                    • Study on a safe and friendly campus that
that will prepare you for a bright future. As a
                                                      offers more than 150 student organizations.
nationally-recognized academic health science
center in the state’s most populous metropolitan    • Live, learn and have fun with students from
area, UAB is the largest employer in Alabama,         across the US and around the globe.
enriching the city and state with a $5 billion      • Enjoy full access to all university resources,
economic impact each year on the city of              services and facilities.                         “Our University’s
Birmingham and the state of Alabama.                • Learn in small classes taught by highly
                                                      qualified university instructors.
                                                                                                        goal is to establish a
Education and Research
Our research faculty rank among the nation’s        • Earn academic credits that apply toward your      presence around the
best funded and are noted for exceptional
mentoring and training. You will have
                                                      degree program at UAB.
                                                                                                       world, while bringing
                                                    • Progress to a UAB degree program upon
opportunities to directly interact and receive        successful completion of a Pathway program.      the world to UAB.”
mentoring from some of the top researchers                                                              Ray L. Watts, MD
in their fields such as Dr. Sarah Parcak, winner    Student Services                                    President
of the $1 million TED prize, and Dr. James          As an international student at UAB, you
McClintock, a leading authority on the effects      will have access to a range of programs
of climate change in Antarctica. Our goal is to     and services promoting social, personal and
ensure you receive the best education possible      academic well-being.
while helping solve global problems.                We provide the following:
                                                    • Orientation program
                                                    • International mentors program
                                                    • Language advisors
                                                    • Visa and immigration support
                                                    • Learning Resource Center
                                                    • Friendship Partners program
                                                    • Trips and activities

                                                                                                       Find out more about UAB
                                                                                                       www.uab.edu

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Living in Birmingham
Birmingham is a metropolitan area of more than 1.1 million people
and a thriving center of medicine, banking, business, research and
development. Our dynamic and diverse city is filled with up-and-coming
                                                                          1,000+
                                                                          Birmingham-area employers offer
areas with an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafés and live music venues.   student internship opportunities

      1 of 52
      Places to Go in 2017
      (The New York Times)

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Seattle

Portland

                                                 Chicago    Detroit

                                                                                                 New York

                               Denver                                                   Washington, DC
San Francisco

                Los Angeles
                   San Diego
                                        Dallas
                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                                         Birmingham            2 hours
                                                                                                               by plane to New York City or Miami

                                                                                Miami

                                                           City of Birmingham
                                                           Once you arrive in Birmingham, you’ll find that
                                                           our vibrant downtown, world-class culinary
                                                                                                                Creative Outlet
                                                           scene and 99 historic neighborhoods with
                                                                                                                Thinking of creating your own business?
                                                           countless places to eat, shop and visit make our
                                                                                                                The Innovation Depot is a business
                                                           city one of the most livable in the nation. Named
                                                                                                                incubator for creative entrepreneurs that
                                                           the “Magic City” during its days as a bustling
                                                                                                                provides a flexible and affordable work
                                                           steel town, Birmingham has transformed into an
                                                                                                                space along with in-house expertise to
                                                           international hub of medical research, business
                                                                                                                help guide the progression of your idea.
                                                           and technology with over 40,000 businesses.
                                                                                                                The Innovation Depot will help to shape
                                                           Must-See Locations                                   your growth and success.
                                                           Influenced by its rich Southern culture,
                                                           Birmingham is known for its food scene,
                                                           industry connections and outdoor access.
                                                           • Listen to live music at the historic Alabama
                                                             Theatre or at SlossFest, one of the nation’s       Major Employers in Birmingham
                                                             newest music and art festivals.                   • Alabama Power Company
                                                           • Learn about the history of auto racing and        • American Cast Iron Pipe Co. Inc.
                                                             see the world’s largest motorcycle collection     • AT&T Telecommunications, Inc.
                                                             at the Barber Motorsports Museum.
                                                                                                               • BBVA Compass Bank
                                                           • Visit the nation’s second-largest urban nature
                                                                                                               • Birmingham Board of Education
                                                             preserve, Ruffner Mountain, only 10 minutes
                                                             from campus.                                      • Children’s Hospital

                                                           • Take a breath of fresh air at Railroad Park,      • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
                                                             a 19-acre greenspace with food-truck rallies,     • Mercedes Benz Manufacturing/
                                                             a bike-share program with solar-powered             USA International
                                                             docking stations and running trails.              • Regions Bank
                                                           • Catch a breathtaking Alabama sunset               • University of Alabama at Birmingham
                                                             overlooking downtown Birmingham at
                                                                                                               • US Government
                                                             Vulcan Park and Museum, home to the
                                                             largest cast-iron statue in the world.

                                                           Local Flavor
                                                           On campus or off, you won’t have to go far
                                                           to find all the food you are craving. Thanks to
                                                           Southern traditions and James Beard award-
                                                           winning chefs, Birmingham’s food scene has
                                                           earned worldwide press from food critics. In the
                                                           past year, the prestigious Food & Wine magazine
                                                           relocated its headquarters to Birmingham from
                                                           New York City. Whatever your tastes, you are
                                                           sure to find delicious food options near campus.
                                                                                                               Find out more about Birmingham
                                                                                                               www.intostudy.com/uab/
                                                                                                               birmingham

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Housing and Dining
Living on campus will put you in a central location, with easy
access to idyllic downtown Birmingham. You can walk to
classes while also living near restaurants, fine arts displays
and entertainment districts.

      Residence Hall Communities                   Living on Campus
      Find additional areas of support while       Living on campus for your first two consecutive
      living in UAB’s residence halls:             semesters is required if you are an International
                                                   Year One student. If you are a Graduate Pathway
             Academic Success: Living on           student, you may live in the residence hall if
             campus typically allows you to        space is available. All students will be residing in
             achieve a higher grade point          double occupancy residence halls, and no single
             average than those who live           options are available.
             off campus.                           Every attempt will be made to house you with
             Community: Residence halls            American roommates, which will help you better
             host a variety of educational         integrate into American culture and provide you
             and social activities with the        a great opportunity to practice your English
             goal of building community            language skills.
             among students, the                   Safety and Security
             institution and the greater           The safety and security of UAB students is a top
             Birmingham community.                 priority. Exterior building doors are monitored by
             Diversity: Each residence             an online electronic access control system 24
             hall is a diverse, multicultural      hours per day. Each residence hall is staffed all
             community of different                day and night at the front desk, and all residents
             backgrounds, beliefs                  and guests must check with desk staff before
             and orientations where                entry. UAB police officers routinely patrol
             students can learn from one           all areas.
             another in an inclusive and
                                                   Campus Dining
             open environment.
                                                   Dining on campus gives you the advantage
             Guidance and Support:                 of never having to worry about keeping cash
             Residence hall staff are              on hand. At UAB there are 10 restaurants on
             available 24 hours per day to         campus, all of which accept the UAB ONE Card
             help guide students personally        for payment. There is also a convenience store
             and academically.                     on campus located in Camp Hall.
             Leadership: Opportunities
                                                   Meal Plan Options
             for involvement include Hall
                                                   All students living on campus while enrolled
             Council and the Residence
                                                   in INTO UAB programs are required to have a
             Hall Association.
                                                   dining plan. You will use your UAB ONE Card
             Living Green: All residence halls     to purchase meals and use Dining Dollars,
             are committed to recycling and        a declining balance account, to purchase
             other sustainable practices.          food and drinks at all UAB dining facilities.
                                                   Undergraduates will receive Meal Plan Blazer 1
                                                   with unlimited meals at the Commons. Graduate
                                                   students will receive Meal Plan Green 6 with           “UAB is a great place to
                                                   25 meals per semester. For more details,                live and study. I’ve met so
                                                   visit uab.edu/dining/meal-plans.
                                                                                                           many people from other
                                                   Please note, meal plans cannot be changed or
  Find out more about                                                                                      countries and I love the
                                                   added while you are in the INTO UAB program,
  living on campus
                                                   but you can always add more BlazerBucks on              pace of life here.”
  uab.edu/housing                                  your UAB ONE Card.                                     Jinrui Ma, China
                                                                                                          Academic English

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Double Room in Denman Hall

Suite-Style Room in Blazer Hall

                BlazerBucks
                Reloadable debit account on your UAB ONE
                Card that can be used at several on- and
                off-campus locations including:
                • Dreamland Bar-B-Que
                • Sitar Indian Restaurant
                • Subway
                • Hungry Howie’s Pizza

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Ways to start your academic studies

Undergraduate Admissions
UAB offers three different paths to begin your undergraduate studies.
With more than 50 bachelor’s degrees and multiple start dates throughout
the year, we’ll help you find the option that’s right for you.

Direct Entry
If you meet the specified language and academic criteria you may
                                                                                                          Undergraduate Degree Program
apply directly to UAB. Get started on page 34.
                                                                                                                                      High School
Entry Requirements                                                                                                                    Diploma
• Satisfactory completion of a secondary/high school diploma with an overall                                                          (or equivalent)
  GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
• SAT or ACT may be required for some programs or if English is your native
  language                                                                                                                     What are your scores?
• The degree program you select may have additional requirements with
  which you must comply
• TOEFL iBT 77 or
• IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each section or
• PTEA 51                                                                                              2.75+ GPA     2.0 GPA           2.0 GPA           2.0 GPA          No TOEFL
                                                                                                       TOEFL 77      TOEFL 77          TOEFL 60          TOEFL 50         or IELTS
Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to some
specific programs.                                                                                     IELTS 6.0     IELTS 6.0         IELTS 5.5         IELTS 5.0        Scores

International Year One
                                                                                                                                                                          English
International Year One allows you to begin earning credits toward
                                                                                                                                                                          Language
your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English                                                                                                               Program
                                                                                                                                                                          (See page 29)
requirements for direct entry. You’ll receive additional support to
move you successfully through your first year at UAB and graduate in
                                                                                                      Direct Entry             International Year One
the same amount of time as domestic students. Depending on your
                                                                                            Year 1
English language scores, you’ll enter International Year One through a                   Freshman                    1-Semester      2-Semester         3-Semester
                                                                                                                      Pathway         Pathway            Pathway
1-Semester, 2-Semester or 3-Semester Pathway program.

Entry Requirements
• High school diploma                                                                                                                                    First semester
• Minimum 2.0 GPA                                                                                                                                       of this Pathway
                                                                                                                                                        program begins
1-Semester Pathway                                                                                                                                       before Year 1/
                                                                                                                                                            Freshman
• TOEFL 77 iBT or                                                                           Year 2
• IELTS 6.0 or                                                                          Sophomore

• PTEA 51
2-Semester Pathway
• TOEFL iBT 60 or
• IELTS 5.5 or
• PTEA 44+ or
• Completion of Academic English Level 4 or
• Password overall Level 6                                                                  Year 3
                                                                                             Junior
3-Semester Pathway
• TOEFL iBT 50 or
• IELTS 5.0 or
• PTEA 41+ or
• Completion of Academic English Level 3                                                    Year 4
                                                                                            Senior
English Language Program
Our Academic English program is designed to improve your English and
prepare you for university studies. Once you have achieved the required
language level, you can progress to International Year One or enter your
undergraduate degree program directly. Learn more on page 29.

Entry Requirement
• High school diploma

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Graduate Admissions
UAB offers 90 graduate degree programs, including nine that are ranked
among the top 20 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. There are
three ways you can begin your graduate studies.

Direct Entry
If you meet the specified language and academic criteria you
may apply directly to UAB. Get started on page 34.

Entry Requirements
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
• Minimum GRE or GMAT, if required by desired degree program
• The degree program you select may have additional requirements
  with which you must comply
• TOEFL iBT 80 or
• IELTS 6.5 or
• PTEA 53 or
• Completion of Academic English Level 5, may vary by program
Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee
admission to the University of Alabama at Birmingham or any specific program.
Admission decisions may be based on such factors as the suitability of the
applicant’s research interests, the availability of professors in a particular field
of research and the number of qualified applicants.

Graduate Pathway Programs
Our Graduate Pathway program will give you the academic
foundation and essential language skills to successfully
move on to your master’s or doctoral degree. You’ll receive
the highest level of personal care and support throughout
your program. We offer a 1-Semester and 2-Semester option,
depending on your English language level.

Entry Requirements
• Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
• 2.5 undergraduate GPA

1-Semester Pathway
• TOEFL iBT 80 or
• IELTS 6.5 or
• PTEA 53

2-Semester Pathway
• TOEFL iBT 65 or
• IELTS 5.5 or
• PTEA 44 or
• Completion of Academic English Level 4 or
• Password overall Level 6

English Language Program
Our Academic English program is designed to improve your
English and prepare you for university studies. Once you have
achieved the required language level, you can progress to a
Graduate Pathway program or enter your graduate degree
program directly. Learn more on page 29.

Entry Requirement
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

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Academic Programs
                                                                                                                                                                          B   M   D

                                                                                              College of Arts and Sciences (continued)
      B = Bachelor’s    M = Master’s    D = Doctorate
                                                                                              Mathematics
      International Year One may lead to any bachelor’s degree listed below.                  [BS concentrations in Applied Math and Scientific Computation,                  ●
                                                                                              Mathematical Reasoning]
      Graduate Pathway programs leading to master’s degrees are listed
      below in green.
                                                                                              Medical Sociology                                                                   ●
          A Pathway program can lead to this degree and this UAB degree is available          Music
          through direct entry.                                                               [BA* concentrations in Music Education Vocal/Choral, Music Education
      ● This UAB degree program is available through direct entry.                            Instrumental, Music Technology]
          Designated STEM degree by the US Department of Homeland Security
                                                                                              Musical Theatre [BFA]
      *   Stipulations apply for admission to this bachelor’s program, please visit
          department website for more information.                                            Neuroscience*

                                                                                              Philosophy [BA concentration in Ethics]

                                                                                              Physics
                                                                                B     M   D   [BS concentration in Advanced Physics, Applied Physics, Biophysics,             ●   ●
                                                                                              Computational Physics]
College of Arts and Sciences
                                                                                              Political Science
African-American Studies                                                                      [BA concentrations in American Government and Political Theory,
                                                                                              Comparative Politics and International Relations]
Anthropology [MA concentration in Peace and Human Rights]                             ●
                                                                                              Psychology
                                                                                              [PhD concentrations in Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental                       ●
Applied Mathematics                                                                       ●   Psychology, Medical and Clinical Psychology]
Art
[BFA concentration in Art Studio]
                                                                                              Public Administration
[BA concentrations in Art Studio and Art History]
                                                                                              Social Work [MSW concentration in Clinical/Medical Social Work]                 ●
Art History                                                                           ●
                                                                                              Sociology
                                                                                                                                                                              ●
Biology                                                                                      [BA concentration in Social Psychology]
[BS concentrations in Integrative Biology, Marine Science and                         ●   ●
Molecular Biology]                                                                            Theatre
                                                                                              [BA concentrations in General Theatre, Pre-Professional Design and
Chemistry                                                                                    Technology, Pre-Professional Performance]
[BS concentrations in Biochemistry, Chemical Education,                               ●   ●
Forensic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry]                                                        Collat School of Business
Communication Management                                                              ●       Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                              ●
                                                                                              [BS concentration in Forensic Accounting/Information Technology Auditing]
Communication Studies
[BA concentrations in Communication Management, Mass Communication                            Business Administration
Broadcasting, Mass Communication Journalism, Mass Communication                               [MBA concentrations In Finance, Health Services, Management
Public Relations]                                                                             Information Systems, Marketing]

Computer Forensics and Security Management                                                    Economics
                                                                                              [BS concentrations in Analysis and Policy, Mathematical Economics,
Computer Science                                                                             Philosophy, Politics and Economics]
[BA and BS concentration in Computer Networking]
[MS concentrations in Bioinformatics, Graphics, Parallel and
                                                                                          ●   Finance
Distributed Computing, and Software Engineering]                                              [BS concentrations in Financial Management, Investments and Institutions,
                                                                                              Real Estate]
Criminal Justice
[BS concentrations in Corrections, Policing, Criminology,                             ●       Human Resource Management
Forensic Science, Juvenile Justice]
                                                                                              Industrial Distribution
Digital Forensics                                                                             [BS concentration in Medical Equipment and Supplies Distribution]

English                                                                                       Information Systems
[BA concentrations in Creative Writing, Linguistics, Literature,
Professional Writing]                                                                 ●       Management
[MA concentrations in Literature, Composition and Rhetoric,                                   [BS concentrations in Business Administration, General Management,
Creative Writing]                                                                             Operations Management]

Foreign Language [BA concentrations in French, Spanish]                                       Marketing
                                                                                              [BS concentrations in Marketing Management, Professional Sales
Forensic Science                                                                      ●       Management, Retail Marketing Management, Social Media Marketing]

General Studies                                                                               School of Education
                                                                                              Arts Education
Genetics & Genome Sciences                                                                    [MAEd concentrations in Music Education Choral, Music Education                 ●
                                                                                              Instrumental, Visual Arts]
History                                                                               ●
                                                                                              Community Health and Human Services
                                                                                              [BS concentrations in Community Health]
Immunology
                                                                                              Counseling
International Studies                                                                         [MA concentrations in Clinical Mental Health, Marriage, Couple and Family       ●
                                                                                              Counseling, School Counseling]

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B   M   D                                                                                 B   M       D

School of Education (continued)                                                              School of Health Professions (continued)
Early Childhood and Elementary Education                                                 ●   Physical Therapy                                                                          ●

Educational Studies in Diverse Populations                                                   Physician Assistant Studies                                                       ●
[PhD concentrations in Health Disparities with Diverse Populations,                      ●
Metropolitan Education Studies, Pedagogical Studies for Diverse Populations]                 Rehabilitation Science                                                                    ●

Educational Leadership and Administration [MAEd, EdS, EdD]                           ●   ●   Joint Health Sciences
Health Education and Health Promotion                                                    ●   Basic Medical Sciences                                                            ●

Kinesiology                                                                                  Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics                                                       ●
[BS concentrations in Exercise Science, Fitness Leadership]                          ●
[MS concentration in Exercise Physiology]                                                    Cell Biology                                                                              ●

Reading                                                                              ●       Cellular and Molecular Physiology                                                         ●

Special Education                                                                            Genetics                                                                                  ●
[MAEd concentrations in Collaborative Teaching, Early Childhood Special
Education, Visual Impairments]                                                               Microbiology                                                                              ●
[EdS concentrations in Collaborative Teacher Autism Spectrum Disorders,
Collaborative Teacher Reading]                                                               Neurobiology                                                                              ●

Teaching English as a Second Language                                                        Pathology                                                                                 ●
[MAEd concentrations in English as a Second Language, French and
English as a Second Language, Spanish and English as a Second                                Pharmacology and Toxicology                                                               ●
Language, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages]
[EdS concentration in English to Speakers of Other Languages]                                School of Nursing

School of Engineering                                                                        Nursing [BSN*, DNP, PhD]                                                          ●       ●

Biomedical Engineering
                                                                                     ●   ●   School of Public Health
[BSBME* concentrations in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Biomechanics]
                                                                                             Biostatistics                                                                     ●       ●
Civil Engineering
[BSCE* concentration in Design and Construction, Sustainable Engineering]                    Environmental Health Science                                                              ●
                                                                                         ●
[MSCE specializations in Environmental Engineering, Structural
Engineering and Structural Mechanics, Transportation Engineering]                            Epidemiology                                                                              ●
Computer Engineering                                                                     ●   Health Education and Promotion                                                            ●

Electrical Engineering*                                                                      Public Health
                                                                                             [BS concentrations in Environmental Health Sciences, General Public
Materials Engineering                                                                       Health, Global Health Studies]
                                                                                         ●   [MPH concentrations in Environmental and Occupational Health,
[BSMtE* concentrations in Biomaterials, Metallurgy, Polymer Matrix Composites]
                                                                                             Epidemiology, Health Behavior, Health Behavior-Nursing, Health
Mechanical Engineering*                                                                      Behavior-Psychology, Health Care Organization Policy, Health Policy,
                                                                                             Industrial Hygiene, Maternal and Child Health Policy/Leadership,
                                                                                             Public Health-Physician Assistant, Public Health-Business Administration,
School of Health Professions                                                                 Public Health-Public Administration, Public Health-Sociology]
                                                                                                                                                                                       ●
Administrative Health Services [DSc, PhD]                                                ●   [MSPH concentrations in Applied Epidemiology, Clinical and Translational
                                                                                             Science-Epidemiology, Clinical and Translational Science-Health Behavior,
Biomedical and Health Sciences                                                       ●       Environmental Health and Toxicology, Environmental Health Research,
                                                                                             Industrial Hygiene, Pharmacoepidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness
Biomedical Science                                                                          Research, Public Health Psychology]
[MS concentrations in Biochemistry, Structural, and Stem Cell Biology                        [DrPH concentrations in Environmental Health, Health Care Organization
Cancer Biology Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Genetics,                  ●       Policy, International Health, Maternal and Child Health, Outcomes Research]
Genomics, and Bioinformatics Immunology Microbiology Neuroscience
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine]

Biotechnology

Clinical Laboratory Science                                                          ●

Genetic Counseling                                                                   ●

Health Administration                                                                ●

Health Physics                                                                       ●

Healthcare Management
[BS concentrations in Clinical Manager, General Manager, Long Term Care
Administration, Pre-Professional Program]

Healthcare Quality and Safety                                                        ●

Nuclear Medicine Technology                                                          ●

Nutrition Sciences
[MS tracks in Dietetic Internship/Clinical, Research, Lifestyle Management           ●   ●
and Disease Prevention]

Occupational Therapy
[Programs in Post-Professional Occupational Therapy, Post-Professional               ●
Low Vision Rehabilitation]

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Unique Programs at UAB                                                                                       Academic Colleges
                                                                                                             To learn more about the academic colleges
Did you know that the University of Alabama at Birmingham is                                                 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham,
ranked as one of the top 15 up-and-coming universities in the US?                                            please visit the websites listed below:
Unique programs are a big reason why.                                                                        College of Arts          School of Health
                                                                                                             and Sciences             Professions
                                                                                                             uab.edu/cas              uab.edu/shp
                                                                                                             Collat School            Honors College
                                                                                                             of Business              uab.edu/
Nursing                                             Biotechnology
                                                                                                             uab.edu/business         honorscollege
As a student in the UAB School of Nursing           UAB’s biotechnology program trains students
you will work alongside internationally-known       to find solutions and develop scientific research        School of Education      School of Nursing
                                                                                                             uab.edu/education        uab.edu/nursing
faculty and researchers. Our students have          and improve it for the commercial market. Using
exposure caring for complex patients, with          a “learn by doing” approach, classroom and               School of                School of Public
in-depth exposure to interprofessional clinical     laboratory skills are honed through an internship        Engineering              Health
                                                                                                             uab.edu/engineering      soph.uab.edu
experiences and simulations in brand-new $32        at one of more than 550 biotech enterprises.
million state-of-the-art facilities. Our students   Graduates are uniquely qualified for high-quality
are trained in a nursing school that is ranked      jobs and achieve an annual post-graduate
No. 13 in the nation (U.S. News & World Report      employment rate of 95% or better.
2018)—the most affordable nationally-ranked
                                                    UAB Honors College
program—with most clinical sites within walking                                                         Fellowships
                                                    The UAB Honors College is a place where you
distance to one of the nation’s largest hospitals                                                       During a two-year span, ending in 2015, UAB
                                                    can become who you were meant to be. Honors
and highly-ranked academic medical centers.                                                             students earned 31 national and international
                                                    College students enjoy the benefits of small
                                                                                                        fellowships. Most recently, 27 students
Public Health                                       class sizes, personalized, customized curriculum,
                                                                                                        were selected for the 2018 Clinton Global
The School of Public Health is committed to         innovative honors seminars looking at unique
                                                                                                        Initiative University.
inspiring people who will change the world.         topics, opportunities for hands-on service
Ranked No. 19 in the US and No. 4 in NIH            learning, undergraduate research, honors-           The Green and Gold Fund
funding (U.S. News & World Report 2018), UAB        specific academic advising, special speakers        Led by students in the Collat School of Business,
has the most innovative school of public health     series and priority course registration.            the Green and Gold Fund manages more than
in the country—a place where big ideas are                                                              $500,000 in assets, a number that has grown
                                                    Research
solving even bigger problems. Specializations                                                           each year of its existence.
                                                    Our research faculty ranks among the nation’s
span from epidemiology to health care                                                                   The fund allows students to perform actual
                                                    best funded and is noted for exceptional
organization and policy. The School of Public                                                           investment portfolio management with real
                                                    mentoring and training—from post-doctoral
Health’s collaborative teams work to solve our                                                          money, providing them with valuable experience
                                                    fellows to undergraduate researchers. Our
communities’ hardest problems and conduct                                                               for their future careers. All Green and Gold
                                                    total expenditures exceeded $528 million
fundamental research that helps to create the                                                           Fund members are certified and have access to
                                                    in 2016, including $238 million from the
foundation for future learning.                                                                         Bloomberg terminals any time of the day.
                                                    National Institutes of Health, ranking us 10th
Computer Science                                    among public universities in NIH funding.
Students in the CS program gain firsthand           For more information about research at UAB,
experience working directly with top security       visit uab.edu/home/research.
personnel on projects at Facebook, Google,
PayPal, eBay and law enforcement agencies in
the war against cybercrime. When UAB helped
track down the international criminals behind
a malware attack on Facebook in 2013, the
company personally thanked UAB by donating
the Facebook Suite, a replica of the company’s
Silicon Valley headquarters.

iLab
In partnership with the Collat School of Business
and Innovation Depot, an international award-
winning start-up incubator, the UAB iLab
provides students with the hands-on learning
and mentorship needed for success in the
workplace and is designed to support and
accelerate their start-up companies.

                                                    UAB School of Nursing

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“The way they teach us is absolutely impressive
  because they give us practical examples that are
  actually happening around the city or the country.
  In the United States, they make sure everything we
  study is performed hands on so we are exposed to
  the practical training of what we are studying. That
  will help us a lot in the future.”
	Veena Krishna Boppana, India
 Master’s in Computer Science

	Learn more about Veena’s journey to success at UAB:
  www.myin.to/VeenaUAB

Scholarships
 Undergraduate International Scholarships - First-Year Students

 Scholarship                                   Award/Benefits              Requirements                                                                                    Application Dates

                                                                           •   Letter of Offer
                                                                           •   Latest academic transcript
 INTO UAB Regional Scholarship                 $1,000-$5,000               •   Evidence of English proficiency                                                             First come, first served
                                                                           •   300-400 word personal statement*
                                                                           •   Scholarship interview*

 UAB International Scholarship                 $5,000/year                 3.0+ GPA                                                                                        First come, first served

                                                                           Fully admitted to UAB as a freshman undergraduate student before March 1
 UAB IB Scholarship                            $1,000-$2,500/year                                                                                                          March 1
                                                                           Completion of the international baccalaureate diploma with a score of 24 or higher

                                                                           • International Year One must be completed, and all progression requirements met
                                                                           • Student must matriculate to UAB the academic term immediately following International
 UAB Continuing Success Scholarship            $3,000/year                   Year One completion. Students completing the International Year One at the end of Spring
                                                                             semester must matriculate by the Fall semester
                                                                           • Cumulative 3.75 GPA must be achieved and maintained throughout International Year One

 Scholarship amounts and eligibility requirements are subject to change.                                                                                          *May be required for certain regions.

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Progression Routes
Students who successfully complete International Year One
can progress to the following degree programs.

Business                                             General Studies                  Pre-Nursing
Accounting                                           African American Studies         Nursing

Economics                                            Anthropology                     Public Health
Finance                                              Art                              Public Health
Industrial Distribution                              Chemistry                        Science
Information Systems                                  Communication Studies            Biology
Management                                           Criminal Justice                 Biomedical Sciences*
Marketing                                            Digital Forensics                Chemistry**
Computer Science                                     Education                        Genetic and Genome Sciences
Computer Science                                     English                          Immunology

Engineering                                          French                           Neuroscience*

Biomedical Engineering                               General Studies                  Physics

Civil Engineering                                    History
                                                                                     *Highly competitive entry requirements

Electrical Engineering                               International Studies           **Some chemistry courses may require upper-level
                                                                                        prerequisite courses.
Materials Engineering                                Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering                               Music

                                                     Musical Theatre

                                                     Philosophy

                                                     Political Science

                                                     Psychology

                                                     Social Work

                                                     Sociology

                                                     Spanish

                                                     Theatre

The courses listed in the following tables are examples and are subject to change.

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International Year One
3-Semester Pathway Program
Available in the fall, spring and summer semesters, our 3-Semester Pathway program offers more focus on English language
preparation than our 1- or 2-Semester Pathway programs. This option applies to all International Year One and allows you to
start earning credits toward your bachelor’s degree at UAB. The sample course schedule below is for the first semester of the
3-Semester Pathway program. Additional course samples for subsequent semesters are on the following pages.

 Sample 3-Semester Pathway Program (All Majors)
 3-Semester Pathway                             Degree Program Components                                                             Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                          4 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Spring: January 2, 2019
 Summer: May 1, 2019

 Entry Requirements                             Semester 1      Course Title                                       Credit Hours       These courses are generally delivered through
                                                                                                                                      the INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway
 •• High school diploma                         ELI 041         Academic Reading                                   0                  students only.
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent
                                                ELI 042         Speaking/Listening                                 0
 •• Language requirement:                                                                                                             Students are tested upon arrival and may have
                                                ELI 043         Using English Accurately                           0                  an additional semester of AE added based on
    •• TOEFL iBT 50 or                                                                                                                testing at INTO UAB.
                                                ELI 044         Academic Writing                                   0
    •• IELTS 5.0 or
    •• PTEA 41+ or                              MA 105          Pre-Calculus Algebra                               3
    •• Completion of AE Level 3 or              UASC 101        Exploring UAB                                      1
    •• Password overall Level 5                                                                           Total    4

 Business
 2-Semester Pathway                           Degree Program Components                                                           Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                        120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                      32 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                          88 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                           Semester 1     Course Title                                      Credit Hours       Progression Requirements
 •• High school diploma                                                                                                           •• Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA
                                              ELI 101        Academic Writing                                  3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent                                                                                        •• C or better in all courses
 •• Language requirement:                     ELI 102        Academic Reading                                  3                  •• No grades I or W permitted
    •• TOEFL iBT 60 or                        ELI 203        Academic English Listening and Speaking           3                  Notes:
                                                                                                                                   These courses include labs specific to the course of study
                                                                                                                                  1
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                           ANTH 101       Cultural Anthropology                             3                   and are dedicated to Pathway students. Students will
    •• PTEA 44 or                             MA 105         Pre-Calculus Algebra                              3                   also need to register for Chemistry (CH 106) and Biology
                                                                                                                                   labs (BY 102).
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or
                                                                                                       Total   15
   •• Password overall Level 6                                                                                                    These courses are generally delivered through the
                                              Semester 2     Course Title                                      Credit Hours       INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.

                                              ELI 205        English Skills for Academic Success               4
                                              CMST 101       Public Speaking                                   3
                                              BUS 101        Introduction to Business                          3
                                              CH 1051 or     Introduction to Chemistry 1 or
                                                                                                               4
                                              BY 1011        Contemporary Biology
                                              BUS 110        Essentials of Financial Literacy                  3
                                                                                                       Total   17
 1-Semester Pathway                           Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                        120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                      16 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                          104 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                           Semester 1     Course Title                                      Credit Hours
 •• High school diploma                       EH 101         Composition I                                     3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent
                                              ELI 206        Accelerated English Skills for Academic Success   4
 •• Language requirement:
    •• TOEFL iBT 77 or                        ANTH 101       Cultural Anthropology                             3
    •• IELTS 6.0 or                           MA 105         Pre-Calculus Algebra                              3
    •• PTEA 51                                BUS 101 or     Introduction to Business or
                                                                                                               3
                                              BUS 102        Foundations of Business
                                                                                                       Total   16

uab.edu/business

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International Year One
 Computer Science
 2-Semester Pathway                             Degree Program Components                                                      Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                          120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                        32 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                            88 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                             Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• High school diploma                         ELI 101       Academic Writing                                  3              •• Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent                                                                                     •• C or better in all courses
 •• Language requirement:                       ELI 102       Academic Reading                                  3              •• No grades I or W permitted
    •• TOEFL iBT 60 or                          ELI 203       Academic English Listening and Speaking           3              Notes:
                                                                                                                                This course includes a lab dedicated to Pathway
                                                                                                                               1
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                             ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3
                                                                                                                                students. Students will also need to register for
    •• PTEA 44 or                               MA 125        Calculus I*                                       4               Chemistry lab (CH 116).
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or
                                                                                                        Total   16             *Depending on Math Placement test
    •• Password overall Level 6
                                                Semester 2    Course Title                                      Credit Hours   These courses are generally delivered through the
                                                                                                                               INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.
                                                ELI 205       English Skills for Academic Success               4
                                                CMST 101      Public Speaking                                   3
                                                CAS 112       Success in College                                1
                                                CH 1151       General Chemistry I                               4
                                                CS 103        Introduction to Computation                       4
                                                                                                        Total   16

 1-Semester Pathway                             Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                          120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                        15 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                            105 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                             Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours
 •• High school diploma                         EH 101        Composition I                                     3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent
 •• Language requirement:                       ELI 206       Accelerated English Skills for Academic Success   4
    •• TOEFL iBT 77 or                          ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3
    •• IELTS 6.0 or                             MA 125        Calculus I*                                       4
    •• PTEA 51                                  CAS 112       Success in College                                1
                                                                                                        Total   15

cis.uab.edu/academics/undergraduates

 Engineering
 2-Semester Pathway                             Degree Program Components                                                      Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                          128 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                        20 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                            108 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                             Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• High school diploma                         ELI 101       Academic Writing                                  3              •• Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA (3.2 UAB
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent                                                                                        GPA for Biomedical Engineering)
 •• Language requirement:                       ELI 102       Academic Reading                                  3              •• C or better in all courses
    •• TOEFL iBT 60 or                          ELI 203       Academic English Listening and Speaking           3              •• No grades I or W permitted
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                             ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3              Notes:
                                                                                                                                This course includes a lab dedicated to Pathway
                                                                                                                               1

    •• PTEA 44 or                               MA 125        Calculus I*                                       4               students. Students will also need to register for
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or                                                                                              Chemistry lab (CH 116).
                                                                                                        Total   16
    •• Password overall Level 6                                                                                                Students must test into at least MA 105
                                                                                                                               2
                                                Semester 2    Course Title                                      Credit Hours
                                                                                                                               *Depending on Math Placement test
                                                ELI 205       English Skills for Academic Success               4
                                                CMST 101      Public Speaking                                   3              These courses are generally delivered through the
                                                                                                                               INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.
                                                EGR 200       Introduction to Engineering                       2
                                                CH 1151       General Chemistry I                               4
                                                MA 126        Calculus II*                                      4
                                                                                                        Total   17

 1-Semester Pathway                             Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                          128 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                        12 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                            116 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                             Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours
 •• High school diploma                         EH 101        Composition I                                     3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent
 •• Language requirement:                       ELI 206       Accelerated English Skills for Academic Success   4
    •• TOEFL iBT 77 or                          ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3
    •• IELTS 6.0 or                             MA 125        Calculus I*                                       4
    •• PTEA 51                                  EGR 2002      Introduction to Engineering                       2
                                                                                                        Total   16

https://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/departments-research

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General Studies
 2-Semester Pathway                          Degree Program Components                                                      Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                       120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                     32 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                         88 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                          Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• High school diploma                                                                                                     •• Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA
                                             ELI 101       Academic Writing                                  3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent                                                                                  •• C or better in all courses
 •• Language requirement:                    ELI 102       Academic Reading                                  3              •• No grades I or W permitted
    •• TOEFL iBT 60 or                       ELI 203       Academic English Listening and Speaking           3              Notes:
                                                                                                                             These courses include labs specific to the course of study
                                                                                                                            1
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                          ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3               and are dedicated to Pathway students. Students will
    •• PTEA 44 or                            MA 105        Pre-Calculus Algebra*                             3               also need to register for Chemistry (CH 106) and Biology
                                                                                                                             labs (BY 102).
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or
                                                                                                     Total   15
    •• Password overall Level 6                                                                                             *Depending on Math Placement test
                                             Semester 2    Course Title                                      Credit Hours
                                                                                                                            These courses are generally delivered through the
                                             ELI 205       English Skills for Academic Success               4              INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.
                                             CMST 101      Public Speaking                                   3
                                             CAS 112       Success in College                                1
                                             CH 1051 or    Introduction to Chemistry 1 or
                                                                                                             4
                                             BY 1011       Contemporary Biology
                                             GEN XXX       Area II or Area IV Course                         3
                                                                                                     Total   15
 1-Semester Pathway                          Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                       120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                     17 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                         103 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                          Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours
 •• High school diploma                      EH 101        Composition I                                     3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent
                                             ELI 206       Accelerated English Skills for Academic Success   4
 •• Language requirement:
    •• TOEFL iBT 77 or                       ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3
    •• IELTS 6.0 or                          MA 105        Pre-Calculus Algebra*                             3
    •• PTEA 51                               CAS 112       Success in College                                1
                                             GEN XXX       Area II or Area IV Course                         3
                                                                                                     Total   17

uab.edu/cas

 Pre-Nursing
 2-Semester Pathway                          Degree Program Components                                                      Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                       126 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                     18 credit hours apply from Pathway
                                             108 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                          Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• High school diploma                      ELI 101       Academic Writing                                  3              •• Minimum 3.0 cumulative UAB GPA
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent                                                                                  •• Minimum 3.2 GPA in pre-nursing courses
 •• Language requirement:                    ELI 102       Academic Reading                                  3              •• B or better in all courses
    •• TOEFL iBT 60 or                       ELI 203       Academic English Listening and Speaking           3              •• No grades I or W permitted
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                          ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3              Notes:
    •• PTEA 44 or                            MA 105        Pre-Calculus Algebra*                             3              •• Students are pre-nursing majors during the Pathway
                                                                                                                               program and after they progress. Once a student
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or                                                                                             successfully completes the lower division pre-nursing
                                                                                                     Total   15
    •• Password overall Level 6                                                                                                course, they will apply for admission to the Bachelor
                                             Semester 2    Course Title                                      Credit Hours      of Science in Nursing (BSN) to complete the degree.
                                                                                                                            •• Students will be considered for placement in the
                                             ELI 205       English Skills for Academic Success               4                 Bachelor of Science in Nursing program upon:
                                             CMST 101      Public Speaking                                   3                   •• Successfully completing required pre-requisites
                                                                                                                                    in their foundation and core courses
                                             NUR 100       Student Success in Nursing                        2                   •• Successfully submitting required essay in
                                                                                                                                    second year
                                             BY 101        Contemporary Biology (w/lab)                      4
                                                                                                                            •• Students can complete the Bachelors of Science in
                                             PY 100        Introduction to Psychology                        3                 Nursing in 4 years total including Pathway program if
                                                                                                                               they attend year round, including summers.
                                                                                                     Total   16             •• Students who do not maintain a 3.2 GPA in pre-nursing
                                                                                                                               courses can apply for other health-related majors.
 1-Semester Pathway                          Degree Program Components
                                                                                                                            *Depending on Math Placement test
 Fall: August 21, 2018                       126 credit hour program
                                                                                                                            These courses are generally delivered through the
 Spring: January 2, 2019                     11 credit hours apply from Pathway
                                                                                                                            INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.
                                             115 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                          Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours
 •• High school diploma                      EH 101        Composition I                                     3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent
 •• Language requirement:                    ELI 206       Accelerated English Skills for Academic Success   4
    •• TOEFL iBT 77 or                       ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3
    •• IELTS 6.0 or                          MA 105        Pre-Calculus Algebra*                             3
    •• PTEA 51                               NUR 100       Student Success in Nursing                        2
                                                                                                     Total   15

www.uab.edu/nursing/home

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International Year One
 Public Health
 2-Semester Pathway                          Degree Program Components                                                      Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                       120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                     32 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                         88 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                          Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• High school diploma                                                                                                     •• Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA
                                             ELI 101       Academic Writing                                  3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent                                                                                  •• C or better in all courses
 •• Language requirement:                    ELI 102       Academic Reading                                  3              •• No grades I or W permitted
    •• TOEFL iBT 60 or                       ELI 203       Academic English Listening and Speaking           3              Notes:
                                                                                                                             These courses include labs specific to the course of study
                                                                                                                            1
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                          ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3               and are dedicated to Pathway students. Students will
    •• PTEA 44 or                            MA 105        Pre-Calculus Algebra*                             3               also need to register for Chemistry (CH 106) and Biology
                                                                                                                             labs (BY 102).
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or
                                                                                                     Total   15
    •• Password overall Level 6                                                                                             *Depending on Math Placement test
                                             Semester 2    Course Title                                      Credit Hours
                                                                                                                            These courses are generally delivered through the
                                             ELI 205       English Skills for Academic Success               4              INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.
                                             CMST 101      Public Speaking                                   3
                                             CH 1051 or    Introduction to Chemistry 1 or
                                                                                                             4
                                             BY 1011       Contemporary Biology
                                             PUH 201       Origins of Epidemics                              3
                                             PUH 202       Introduction to Global Health                     3
                                                                                                     Total   17
 1-Semester Pathway                          Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                       120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                     16 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                         104 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                          Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours
 •• High school diploma                      EH 101        Composition I                                     3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent
                                             ELI 206       Accelerated English Skills for Academic Success   4
 •• Language requirement:
    •• TOEFL iBT 77 or                       ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3
    •• IELTS 6.0 or                          MA 105        Pre-Calculus Algebra*                             3
    •• PTEA 51                               PUH 201       Origins of Epidemics                              3
                                                                                                     Total   16

soph.uab.edu/undergraduate

 Science
 2-Semester Pathway                          Degree Program Components                                                      Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                       120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                     19-32 credit hours apply from Pathway2
 Summer: May 1, 2019                         88-101 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                          Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• High school diploma                                                                                                     •• Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA
                                             ELI 101       Academic Writing                                  3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent                                                                                  •• C or better in all courses
 •• Language requirement:                    ELI 102       Academic Reading                                  3              •• No grades I or W permitted
    •• TOEFL iBT 60 or                       ELI 203       Academic English Listening and Speaking           3              Notes:
                                                                                                                             This course includes a lab dedicated to Pathway
                                                                                                                            1
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                          ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3               students. Students will also need to register for
    •• PTEA 44 or                            MA 125        Calculus I*                                       4               Chemistry lab (CH 116).
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or                                                                                           19 credit hours apply toward Biomedical Sciences,
                                                                                                                            2
                                                                                                     Total   16
   •• Password overall Level 6                                                                                               Neuroscience and Physics, while 32 credit hours apply
                                             Semester 2    Course Title                                      Credit Hours    toward Biology and Chemistry.

                                             ELI 205       English Skills for Academic Success               4               11 credit hours apply toward Biomedical Sciences,
                                                                                                                            3

                                             CMST 101      Public Speaking                                   3               Neuroscience and Physics, while 15 credit hours apply
                                                                                                                             toward Biology and Chemistry.
                                             CAS 112       Success in College                                1
                                             CH 1151       General Chemistry I                               4              *Depending on Math Placement test

                                             MA 126 or     Calculus II* or                                                  These courses are generally delivered through the
                                                                                                             4
                                             BY 123        Introduction to Biology                                          INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.

                                                                                                     Total   16
 1-Semester Pathway                          Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                       120 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                     11-15 credit hours apply from Pathway3
 Summer: May 1, 2019                         105-109 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                          Semester 1    Course Title                                      Credit Hours
 •• High school diploma                      EH 101        Composition I                                     3
 •• 2.0 minimum high school GPA equivalent
                                             ELI 206       Accelerated English Skills for Academic Success   4
 •• Language requirement:
    •• TOEFL iBT 77 or                       ANTH 101      Cultural Anthropology                             3
    •• IELTS 6.0 or                          MA 125        Calculus I*                                       4
    •• PTEA 51                               CAS 112       Success in College                                1
                                                                                                     Total   15

uab.edu/cas

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Graduate Pathway Programs
College of Arts and Sciences
 Master of Science in Computer Science
 2-Semester Pathway                              Degree Program Components                                                 Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                           30 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                         12 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                             18 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                              Semester 1    Course Title                                 Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• Four-year undergraduate degree in computer   ELI 401       Academic Reading/Writing I                   3              •• Minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate
    science, computer engineering, electrical                                                                                 level courses
    engineering, mathematics or related field    ELI 402       Academic Speaking/Listening I                3              •• B or better in all courses
 •• 2.5 undergraduate GPA                        CS 510        Database Management Systems                  3              •• No grades I or W permitted
 •• Language requirement:                        CS 636        Computer Security                            3
    •• TOEFL iBT 65 or                                                                                                     Notes:
                                                                                                    Total   12             Students may take other CIS graduate courses offered
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                                                                                                        that semester in lieu of the courses listed, subject to the
                                                 Semester 2    Course Title                                 Credit Hours   constraint that at least 21 credit hours must be taken at
    •• PTEA 44 or
                                                 ELI 4031      Academic Reading/Writing II                  3              the 600 level. No more than 9 credit hours can be taken at
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or                                                                                         the 500 level. In addition, CS510 cannot be taken for MS
    •• Password overall Level 6                  ELI 4041      Academic Speaking/Listening II               3              credit if CS610 has already been taken; similarly CS520
                                                                                                                           cannot be taken after CS620, and CS550 cannot be taken
                                                 CS 620        Advanced Software Engineering                3              after CS650.
                                                 CS 680        Foundations of Data Analytics                3
                                                                                                                           These courses are generally delivered through the
                                                                                                    Total   12             INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.

 1-Semester Pathway                              Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                           30 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                         9 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                             21 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                              Semester 1    Course Title                                 Credit Hours
 •• Four-year undergraduate degree in computer   ELI 405       Academic English Skills                      3
    science, computer engineering, electrical
    engineering, mathematics or related field    CS 510        Database Management Systems                  3
 •• 2.5 undergraduate GPA                        CS 534        Networking                                   3
 •• Language requirement:                        CS 534L       Networking Lab                               0
    •• TOEFL iBT 80 or
                                                 CS 636        Computer Security                            3
    •• IELTS 6.5 or
    •• PTEA 53                                                                                      Total   12

www.cis.uab.edu/academics/graduates/master-program

 Master of Science in Computer Forensics and Security Management for Undergraduate Computer Science Degree Holders
 2-Semester Pathway                              Degree Program Components                                                 Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                           30 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                         12 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                             18 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                              Semester 1    Course Title                                 Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• Four-year undergraduate degree in                                                                                      •• Minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate
                                                 ELI 401       Academic Reading/Writing I                   3
    computer science                                                                                                          level courses
 •• 2.5 undergraduate GPA                        ELI 402       Academic Speaking/Listening I                3              •• B or better in all courses
 •• Language requirement:                        JS 502        Introduction to Computer Forensics           3
    •• TOEFL iBT 65 or                           CS 623        Network Security                             3
                                                                                                                           These courses are generally delivered through the
    •• IELTS 5.5 or
                                                                                                    Total   12             INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.
    •• PTEA 44 or
                                                 Semester 2    Course Title                                 Credit Hours
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or
                                                 ELI 403       Academic Reading/Writing II                  3
    •• Password overall Level 6
                                                 ELI 404       Academic Speaking/Listening II               3
                                                 JS 515        Investigating Online Crimes                  3
                                                 CS 636        Computer Security                            3
                                                                                                    Total   12
 1-Semester Pathway                              Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                           30 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                         9 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                             21 credit hours remaining toward degree
 Entry Requirements                              Semester 1    Course Title                                 Credit Hours
 •• Four-year undergraduate degree in            ELI 405       Academic English Skills                      3
    computer science
 •• 2.5 undergraduate GPA                        JS 502        Introduction to Computer Forensics           3
 •• Language requirement:                        CS 623        Network Security                             3
    •• TOEFL iBT 80 or                           JS 515        Investigating Online Crimes                  3
    •• IELTS 6.5 or                                                                                 Total   12
    •• PTEA 53

www.uab.edu/cas/home/masters-programs/computer-forensics-and-information-management

The courses listed in the following tables are examples and are subject to change.

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College of Arts and Sciences
 Master of Science in Computer Forensics and Security Management
 2-Semester Pathway                                Degree Program Components                                                   Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                             37 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                           13 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                               24 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                                Semester 1    Course Title                                   Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent   ELI 401       Academic Reading/Writing I                     3              •• Minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate
 •• 2.5 undergraduate GPA                                                                                                         level courses
 •• Language requirement:                          ELI 402       Academic Speaking/Listening I                  3              •• B or better in all courses
    •• TOEFL iBT 65 or                             CS 103        Introduction to Computation                    4
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                                IS 204        Introduction to Business Programming           3
                                                                                                                               Notes:
    •• PTEA 44 or                                                                                       Total   13             This program is designed for students without a degree in
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or                 Semester 2    Course Title                                   Credit Hours
                                                                                                                               computer science; only a four-year undergraduate degree
                                                                                                                               or equivalent is required. The additional courses in this
    •• Password overall Level 6                                                                                                program are undergraduate prerequisites to prepare for
                                                   ELI 403       Academic Reading/Writing II                    3
                                                                                                                               the MSCFSM.
                                                   ELI 404       Academic Speaking/Listening II                 3
                                                                                                                               These courses are generally delivered through the
                                                   JS 502        Introduction to Computer Forensics             3              INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.

                                                   CS 623        Network Security                               3
                                                                                                        Total   12

 1-Semester Pathway                                Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                             37 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                           9 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                               28 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                                Semester 1    Course Title                                   Credit Hours
 •• Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent   ELI 405       Academic English Skills                        3
 •• 2.5 undergraduate GPA
 •• Language requirement:                          JS 502        Introduction to Computer Forensics             3
    •• TOEFL iBT 80 or                             CS 103        Introduction to Computation                    4
    •• IELTS 6.5 or                                IS 204        Introduction to Business Programming           3
    •• PTEA 53                                                                                          Total   13

www.uab.edu/cas/home/masters-programs/computer-forensics-and-information-management

 Master of Public Administration
 2-Semester Pathway                                Degree Program Components                                                   Program Information
 Fall: August 21, 2018                             39 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                           12 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                               27 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                                Semester 1    Course Title                                   Credit Hours   Progression Requirements
 •• Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent   ELI 401       Academic Reading/Writing I                     3              •• Minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate
 •• 2.5 undergraduate GPA                                                                                                         level courses
 •• Language requirement:                          ELI 402       Academic Speaking/Listening I                  3              •• B or better in all courses
    •• TOEFL iBT 65 or                             MPA 600       Administrative Ethics                          3
    •• IELTS 5.5 or                                MPA 606       Foundations of PA Research                     3
                                                                                                                               These courses are generally delivered through the
    •• PTEA 44 or                                                                                       Total   12             INTO UAB Center and are for Pathway students only.
    •• Completion of AE Level 4 or                 Semester 2    Course Title                                   Credit Hours
    •• Password overall Level 6
                                                   ELI 403       Academic Reading/Writing II                    3
                                                   ELI 404       Academic Speaking/Listening II                 3
                                                   MPA 602       Administrative Theory and Behavior             3
                                                   MPA 607       Quantitative Methods for PA                    3
                                                                                                        Total   12

 1-Semester Pathway                                Degree Program Components
 Fall: August 21, 2018                             39 credit hour program
 Spring: January 2, 2019                           9 credit hours apply from Pathway
 Summer: May 1, 2019                               30 credit hours remaining toward degree

 Entry Requirements                                Semester 1    Course Title                                   Credit Hours
 •• Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent   ELI 405       Academic English Skills                        3
 •• 2.5 undergraduate GPA
 •• Language requirement:                          MPA 600       Administrative Ethics                          3
    •• TOEFL iBT 80 or                             MPA 602       Administrative Theory and Behavior             3
    •• IELTS 6.5 or                                MPA 606       Foundations of PA Research                     3
    •• PTEA 53                                                                                          Total   12

www.uab.edu/cas/government/graduate-program

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