International Admission English Proficiency Test Scores

Freshman Admission

Minimum admission requirements for applicants who have completed secondary school abroad under a grading system different from the U.S. system:

  1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
  2. Minimum TOEFL score of 77 on the Internet-based version, minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 on each section of the exam, IELA with a minimum score of 176, DuoLingo with a minimum score of 70, or GaoKao with a minimum score of 120, if English is not the applicant’s native language.
  3. Minimum ACT composite score of 20 or SAT score (EBRW + M) of 1020 if English is the applicant’s native language. Prospective students on select government scholarship programs and entities sending students that have UAB institutional agreements may qualify for an exemption from this requirement.

A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant has attended a U.S. high school for at least two years.

Transfer Admission

Minimum admission requirements for applicants who have attended a college or university outside the United States:

  1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. Minimum TOEFL score of 77 on the Internet-based version, minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 on each section of the exam, IELA with a minimum score of 176, DuoLingo with a minimum score of 70, or GaoKao with a minimum score of 120, if English is not the applicant’s native language.

NOTE: Applicants who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours at a postsecondary institution will also need to meet the minimum admission requirements for freshmen.

UAB Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The 2018 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available online. To access it, you can go to the UAB Police Department website at and click on “Read the 2018 UAB Annual Security & Fire Safety (Clery) Report,” or go directly to the report at:

For a print copy of the report, call (205) 934-4649. The report follows the guidelines mandated by the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and contains the following information: reporting incidents; federal campus sex crimes prevention act; missing person procedures; distribution of timely warnings; emergency preparedness, response and evacuation procedures; criminal statistics; fire safety report, etc.  

Major in Political Science

Updated language:

In fulfilling the requirements, students must have 15 hours at the 300 level or above. 9 of which must be at the 400 level.

Minor is not required.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering accreditation updated language

Effective Fall 2018, the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering will require CE 430 Water Supply and Drainage Design and CE 426 Foundation Engineering. The curriculum will NOT include EE 312 Electrical Systems nor the option to take CE 480 Water and Wastewater Treatment in place of CE 430. Students will still be able to take CE 480 as a civil engineering elective.

Major in Bioinformatics

Approved April 6, 2018


High school students with an ACT score of 28 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher (the UAB Honors College admissions criteria) are eligible for immediate acceptance into the Bioinformatics major.  Current UAB students or transfer students are eligible for Bioinformatics upon the completion of the following courses or their equivalents with a 3.0 GPA  BY 123, BY 124, CH 115, CH 116, CS 103, MA 125.   Incoming freshman or transfer and current UAB students may be admitted into Pre-Bioinformatics with a 2.8 GPA.  Remaining in Pre-Bioinformatics requires the maintenance of a 2.8 overall UAB GPA.

Core Curriculum Requirements 141
CAS 112Success in College1
Mathematics Courses 2
MA 125Calculus I4
or MA 225 Calculus I - Honors
MA 126Calculus II4
or MA 226 Calculus II - Honors
Biology Courses 2
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
BY 210Genetics3
Chemistry Courses 2
CH 115
CH 116
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
CH 117
CH 118
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
CH 235
CH 236
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Computer Science Courses
CS 103Introduction to Computer Science in Python4
CS 203Object-Oriented Programming4
CS 250Discrete Structures3
CS 303Algorithms and Data Structures4
Informatics Courses
INFO 101Introductory Bioinformatics Seminar 31
PUH 250Biostatistics3
GGSC 310Genome Structure and Organization3
INFO 302Bioinformatics-I3
INFO 403Bioinformatics-II3
INFO 404Biological Data Management3
INFO 499Bioinformatics Capstone3
Major Electives15
Organic Chemistry II
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Fundamentals of Scientific Investigation
Molecular Genetics
Cell Biology
Principles of DNA Technology
Biological Information Resources
Advanced Molecular Genetics
Functional Genomics and Systems Biology
Molecular Ecology and Phylogenetics
Genetic Basis of Human Disease
Research in Bioinformatics
Honors Bioinformatics Research I
System Programming in C
Automata and Formal Languages
Probability and Statistics in Computer Science
Matrix Computation
Big Data Programming
Advanced Web Application Development
Computer Security
Computer Vision and Convolutional Neural Networks
Data Visualization
Data Mining
Machine Learning
Mathematical Modeling
Algebra I: Linear
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introduction to Biophysics I
Statistical Programming and Database Analysis
Engineering in Biology
Engineering Analysis
Medical Image Processing
Total Hours122

Please note the hours to degree may vary due to prerequisite requirements. For undergraduate programs, at minimum of 120 hours of undergraduate credit is required for degree.  General electives may be taken to meet the hour requirement if necessary. 


Core Curriculum requirements


Courses listed may also fulfill Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science & Mathematics


INFO 101 should be taken twice.

Certificate in Interprofessional Nonprofit Leadership

Approved June 8, 2018

MG 305Nonprofit Organization Mgmt/SL3
MG 405Nonprofit Strategy and Entrepreneurship3
Electives 16
Courses must be selected outside the major course of study.
Total Hours12

Electives may be selected from: BUS 311, BUS 350, MG 302, MG 409, MG 401, MG 425CHHS 350, CHHS 415, CHHS 420, CHHS 425, CHHS 455, CHHS 460,CHHS 452, CJ 400, CJ 343, CJ 403, CJ 442PSC 221, PSC 222, PSC 316, PUH 201, PUH 202, PUH 220,PUH 405.

Concentration in Digital Marketing

Approved June 8, 2018

The Concentration in Social Media Marketing name has been changed to Concentration in Digital Marketing.  The requirements are the same and can be found in the catalog under Marketing.

Minor in Human Rights

Approved June 8, 2018

PSC 316Human Rights3
HRT 485Human Rights Professional Internship3
Electives 1, 212
At least 9 hours at the 300-400 level
Introduction to African-American Studies
Anthropology of Human Rights
Human Rights, Peace, and Justice
Technologial Monitoring of Human Rights and Conflicts
The Holocaust
The Holocaust
U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Ethnic Cleansing & Genocide 1912-2012
The Death Penalty in America
Race, Crime, Gender and Social Policy
Restorative Justice
Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical
Burning Issues
Human Rights Independent Studies
Honors Directed Research in Human Rights
The United Nations
The United Nations
Politics and Race in America
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Human Trafficking
International Law
Introduction to Global Health
Environmental Justice and Ethics
Public Health Law and Policy
Contemporary Social Problems
Sociology of Sex and Gender
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Global and International Sociology
Racism, Sexism and Other Isms
Special Topics in Social Work
Total Hours18

Courses from at least two different disciplines must be represented in the minor.


 Courses offered at two levels may only be used once.