Your programs at The University of Alabama at Birmingham
In addition to offering direct entry to UAB, we offer several pathway routes to help you begin your undergraduate degree program in the US. With 57+ bachelor’s degrees, flexible study plans and start dates throughout the year, we’ll help you find the option that’s right for you.
If you already meet the university's academic and English language requirements, you may be eligible to apply directly to an undergraduate or graduate degree.
International Year One
International Year One allows you to begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. You’ll receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year and graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Depending on your English language scores, you’ll enter International Year One through a customized program that lasts one or more semesters.
International Year One in Business
International Year One in Computer Science
International Year One in Engineering
International Year One in General
International Year One in Pre-Nursing
International Year One in Public Health
International Year One in Science
If you’ve already completed college or university-level courses and want to transfer to another university, our Undergraduate Transfer Program (UTP) is for you. Our advisor will help to review your transcript and plan out your classes so that you don’t repeat coursework. You’ll receive an estimate of transferable credits toward your degree before you start your program. We offer a variety of program length options, tailored to your English skills.
Undergraduate Transfer Program
Our Graduate Pathway program will give you the academic foundation and essential language skills to successfully move on to your master’s degree. You’ll receive the highest level of support throughout your program, including personalized academic advising.
Graduate Pathway – Data Science (Non-Background Program)
Graduate Pathway in Biotechnology
Graduate Pathway in Business Administration (MBA)
Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering
Graduate Pathway in Computer Science
Graduate Pathway in Computer Science (Non-Background Program)
Graduate Pathway in Cybersecurity
Graduate Pathway in Cybersecurity (Non-Background Program)
Graduate Pathway in Data Science
Graduate Pathway in Educational Studies
Graduate Pathway in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Pathway in Engineering Management
Graduate Pathway in Materials Engineering
Graduate Pathway in MBA/MPH Dual Degree
Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Pathway in Multidisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Graduate Pathway in Public Administration
Graduate Pathway in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Integrated Master's Program
If you meet the English language requirements for the graduate degree program and need additional academic and cultural support, you can apply directly to your university program and receive extra support for international students.
The Academic English Program creates opportunities for international students to develop the academic, critical thinking, and linguistic skills necessary to succeed in a US university.