About the College

With nearly 11,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of UA’s 12 colleges and schools.

9.8K

Undergraduate majors

1.0K

Graduate students

736

Faculty

Arts and Sciences Academic Divisions

Our 22 departments span UA's core disciplines, from art to physics to religious studies

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Arts and Sciences Academic Divisions

Our 22 departments span UA's core disciplines, from art to physics to religious studies

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The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of The University of Alabama.

 

A&S houses the foundational disciplines on which all others depend: humanities, fine arts, math, natural sciences, and social sciences.

24%

of UA students are enrolled in A&S majors

80%

of all UA undergraduates take A&S courses to fulfill curriculum requirements

46%

of UA credit hours are produced by A&S departments

The College is one of the oldest and largest liberal arts colleges in Alabama, and among the finest in the region.

 

It is recognized nationally for the number of undergraduate and graduate students who receive national awards and scholarships.

 

Internationally recognized scientists, writers, artists, and scholars teach in our classrooms and labs. Our students work closely with professors who are not only experts in their disciplines, but also creators of new knowledge.

 

International Programs

Arts and Sciences faculty lead study abroad programs spanning the globe.

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International Programs

Arts and Sciences faculty lead study abroad programs spanning the globe.

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1K

Nearly 1,000 of our undergraduates work on independent research

500

About 500 of our students study abroad in a typical year

#1

UA is #1 in the Southeastern Conference and #2 in the U.S. in internship placements

The College of Arts and Sciences is a regional hub for cultural and intellectual exploration.

 

We are home to eight museums and galleries, a half-dozen theatres and concert halls, and an impressive collection of outdoor art. We host around 700 exhibitions, readings, lectures, and theatre, music, and dance performances every year; many of these are now offered online.

 

Our summer programs in music and dance draw participants from across the country. And our museums, classrooms, and labs host thousands of K–12 students for field trips, enrichment programs, and exposure to the college experience.

 

Our Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals

Charting the trajectory from our classrooms and labs to communities across the state, nation, and world

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Our Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals

Charting the trajectory from our classrooms and labs to communities across the state, nation, and world

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