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INTO Courses at The University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

If you meet the below academic and English language requirements for your program, you may apply directly to UAB.

Entry requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of a secondary/high school diploma with an overall 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
  • 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
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International Year One

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International Year One in Business International Year One in Business

International Year One in Business will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 32 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 88 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 16 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 104 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $14,030
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester Pathway
  • 2-Semester Pathway
  • 3-Semester Pathway

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

International Year One in Computer Science International Year One in Computer Science

International Year One in computer science will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 32 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 88 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 105 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 2 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $24,400
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course options:
  • 1-Semester Pathway
  • 2-Semester Pathway
  • 3-Semester Pathway

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

International Year One in Engineering International Year One in Engineering

International Year One in engineering will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 128 credit hour program
  • 20 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 108 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 128 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 116 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $14,030
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester Pathway
  • 2-Semester Pathway
  • 3-Semester Pathway

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

International Year One in General Studies International Year One in General Studies

International Year One in general studies will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 32 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 88 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 17 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 103 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $14,030
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester Pathway
  • 2-Semester Pathway
  • 3-Semester Pathway

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

International Year One in Pre-Nursing International Year One in Pre-Nursing

International Year One in Pre-Nursing will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 126 credit hour program
  • 18 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 108 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 126 credit hour program
  • 11 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 115 credit hours remaining toward degree

Notes: Students are pre-nursing majors while in the Pathway program and their second year of study. They matriculate to nursing majors assuming the above requirements are met by the end of Year 2.

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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $14,030
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester Pathway
  • 2-Semester Pathway
  • 3-Semester Pathway

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

International Year One in Public Health International Year One in Public Health

International Year One in Public Health will prepare you to enter next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 32 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 88 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 16 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 104 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $14,030
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester Pathway
  • 2-Semester Pathway
  • 3-Semester Pathway

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

International Year One in Science International Year One in Science

International Year One in science will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 19-32 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 88-101 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 11-15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 105-109 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $14,030
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester Pathway
  • 2-Semester Pathway
  • 3-Semester Pathway

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway

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Graduate Pathway in Biotechnology Graduate Pathway in Biotechnology

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Biotechnology are assured progression to a UAB graduate biotechnology degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 37 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 25 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 37 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 28 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Computer Science Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in computer science are assured progression to a UAB graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 18 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent; 2.5 undergraduate GPA.

Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Early Childhood Education Graduate Pathway in Early Childhood Education

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in early childhood education are assured progression to a UAB graduate early childhood education degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in electrical engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate engineering degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 33 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 33 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate engineering degree in computer, electrical, electronic or computer science or related field.

Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Computer Forensics and Security Management Graduate Pathway in Computer Forensics and Security Management

Students who successfully complete a Graduate Pathway program in computer forensics and security management are assured progression to a UAB graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 18 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $14,660
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in MBA/MPH Dual Degree Graduate Pathway in MBA/MPH Dual Degree

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate MBA/MPH Dual Degree program are assured progression to a UAB MBA and MPH program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 60 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 48 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 60 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 51 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May
Fees: From $15,240
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent; 2.5 undergraduate GPA.

Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Mechanical Engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate business degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 33 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 33 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in MS Data Science Graduate Pathway in MS Data Science

Our Graduate Pathway in Data Science will prepare you to enter your next semester of a master's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 18 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Public Administration Graduate Pathway in Public Administration

Students who successfully complete a Graduate Pathway program in Public Administration are assured progression to a nationally-ranked UAB graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Public Health Graduate Pathway in Public Health

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Public Health are assured progression to a UAB graduate public health degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program.

All students in the MPH programs are required to meet the Biological Basis of Public Health Competency Requirement. There are several ways in which this requirement can be met:

  • A previously earned medical, dental, nursing or dietetics degree (registered or registration eligible dieticians only).
  • Extensive and substantial education, earning grades of B or better in biological/biomedical courses.
  • Take the Biological Basis of Public Health Exam, earning a grades of 70 or better.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 42 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 42 credit hour program
  • 10 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 32 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $14,660
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent; 2.5 undergraduate GPA.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in civil engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate engineering degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 33 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 33 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Special Education Graduate Pathway in Special Education

A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in special education are assured progression to a UAB graduate special education degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Business Administration (MBA) Graduate Pathway in Business Administration (MBA)

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in business are assured progression to a UAB graduate business degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Pathway in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are assured progression to a UAB graduate Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 39 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 30 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Graduate Pathway in Materials Engineering Graduate Pathway in Materials Engineering

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Materials Engineering are assured progression to a UAB graduate engineering degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 33 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 33 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 2 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $15,240
English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 65 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester
  • 2-Semester

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Academic English

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Academic English Academic English

The academically-rigorous program provides high-quality English language instruction and the skills to succeed at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August, December
Fees: From $7,060
Academic requirements:

High school diploma required

English language requirements: From: IELTS 0.0 or TOEFL 0.0 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 2-Semester
  • 3-Semester
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