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INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham

TOP 1 best young universities in the US
Address: 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

Description INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Year of foundation: 1969
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Age of students: from 17 years old
  • Language: English
  • Type of institution: State University
  • Number of students: more than 20000
  • Programs: Preparing to enter the Bachelor's program (University Foundation) - 7 areas, Pre-Master's preparation - 15 courses, Academic English (Academic English)
  • Accommodation: residence.

INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of the best and prestigious universities in the United States, which enters the tops of the best educational institutions in various indicators. More than 20,000 students study at the university, the number of teachers is about 2000 people. About 1,000 foreign students from more than 80 countries are also studying here.

Currently, the University includes colleges and schools:

  • College of Humanities and Technical Sciences;
  • Collat ​​Business School;
  • Honors College;
  • School of Education;
  • School of Engineering;
  • School of Medical Professions;
  • School of Medicine;
  • School of Nursing;
  • School of Optometry;
  • School of Public Health;
  • School of Master.

Into University of Alabama offers foreign students special preparation programs for admission to Bachelor's and Master's programs, as well as English language courses. Preparation for the undergraduate program includes 7 different programs and lasts from 1 to 3 semesters. Preparation for the Master's program has 15 different directions and lasts 1-2 semesters. Both on the baccalaureate and on the master's program the duration of the studying depends on the level of English language proficiency - the higher the level, the shorter the program and vice versa. For those to whom the level of the language does not allow to enter the chosen program, English courses are available.

During studying, students are engaged in English language lessons and disciplines in the chosen specialty. In the case of a successful program, students enter University of Alabama in Birmingham. After graduating from an undergraduate or graduate course, students have the opportunity to get a job in prestigious international and local companies in the US, such as:

  • Alabama Power Company;
  • AT&T Inc.;
  • Birmingham Board of Education;
  • Children's Hospital;
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC;
  • Mercedes Benz USA International;
  • Regions Bank.

Birmingham is a beautiful city that is ideal for living and studying. It is the largest city in the state, it is an important industrial center of the south of the USA. Here are concentrated offices of many international companies in the field of business, medicine, various industries. During studying, students can find a lot of different activities and hobbies. The city is the leader in the country by the number of green plantations per capita.

By attending INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham, you are one step closer to getting a prestigious education and building a career in the US or other countries of the world.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
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20+
from 16 170 $ / semester

About the educational program:

  • Age: From 20 years old;
  • Duration: 1 or 2 semesters;
  • Beginning of classes: January, May, August (on the directions: Preschool education, Special education, English as a second language teacher, Healthcare - classes start in January and August).

Preparation for the Master's program includes 15 different programs. The programs can be attended by students from any country who have a bachelor's degree and the required level of knowledge of English. All programs include classes in English and disciplines in the chosen specialty. Much attention is paid to developing practical work skills. On all programs, students improve their level of English by means of courses:

  • Reading level 1 and level 2;
  • Letter level 1 and level 2;
  • Speech level 1 and level 2;
  • Listening Level 1 and Level 2;
  • English for academic skills.

All programs last 1 or 2 semesters. The length of the program required by the student is determined by the level of knowledge of the language. If the level is high enough, student enters the semester program, where the main attention is paid to academic disciplines. If the level of the language needs to be improved, student receives a 2-semester program of study, where half of the study time is devoted to classes in English, and the other half to academic disciplines.

In the case of a successful completion of the preparatory program, the student is enrolled in the graduate department of the University of Alabama in the chosen specialty.

COLLEGE OF HUMANITARIAN AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES (College of Arts and Sciences):

  • Computer and Information Science:
    • Disciplines:
      • Database management systems;
      • Computer security;
      • Advanced programming;
      • Basics of Data Analytics.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Bioinformatics;
      • The developer of computer graphics;
      • Developer of parallel and distributed software systems;
      • Graphic designer of motion.
  • Computer Forensics and Security Management.:
    • Disciplines:
      • Introduction to Computer Forensics;
      • Network Security;
      • Investigation of online crimes;
      • Computer security;
      • Introduction to Business Programming.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Database Security Analyst;
      • Network Security Analyst;
      • Cloud Security Analyst;
      • Investigator of Internet crimes;
      • Analyst of the system of security and confidentiality.
  • Public Administration:
    • Disciplines:
      • Administrative Ethics;
      • Basics of Research in Public Administration;
      • Administrative Theory;
      • Methods of research.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Bodies of federal authority;
      • Local government bodies;
      • Organs Education;
      • Non-profit sector;
      • Private sector.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (Collat ​​School of Business):

  • Business Administration (MBA):
    • Disciplines:
      • Accounting and Finance for Managers;
      • Management and organization;
      • Economics for Managers;
      • Quantitative analysis for managers.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Professional Marketing;
      • Manager;
      • Accountant;
      • Financial Services Representative;
      • Human Resources Specialist;
      • Business analyst.
  • Double program: Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Health:
    • Disciplines:
      • Social Science and Behavioral Science;
      • Accounting and Finance for Managers;
      • The Basics of Health Science;
      • Quantitative analysis for managers.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Health Industry;
      • Manager;
      • Accountant;
      • Financial Services Specialist;
      • Business analyst.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (School of Education):

  • Early Childhood Education:
    • Disciplines:
      • Introduction to Special Education;
      • Teaching methods;
      • Cognitive Psychology;
      • Teaching and learning.
    • 2. Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Specialist in preschool education / teacher.
  • Special Education:
    • Disciplines:
      • Introduction to Special Education;
      • Seminar "first experience";
      • Teaching methods for autism disorders;
      • Sensory, medical and physical methods of auxiliary and educational technology.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Specialist of special education / teacher.
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages ​​(TESOL):
    • Disciplines:
      • Theory of teaching the second language;
      • Grammar for teachers and methods of teaching English as a foreign language;
      • Teaching adult learners.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Teacher of TESOL / teacher of English.

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (School of Engineering):

  • Civil Engineering:
    • Disciplines:
      • Methods for practical engineering activities level 1;
      • Methods for practical engineering activities level 2;
      • Sustainable building or engineering business;
      • Creation of information modeling or engineering business.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Engineer-builder;
      • Contractor;
      • Design engineer;
      • Instructor;
      • Research Assistant;
      • Engineer-builder;
      • System engineer.
  • Design and Commercialization:
    • Disciplines:
      • Methods for practical engineering activities level 1;
      • Methods for practical engineering activities level 2;
      • System Engineering;
      • Special Courses.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Design engineer;
      • Process Engineer;
      • System engineer;
      • Product Manager;
      • Innovation Manager;
      • Project manager.
  • Electrical Engineering.
    • Disciplines:
      • Methods for practical engineering activities level 2;
      • Technical Communication for Engineers;
      • Applications for microprocessors;
      • Special Courses.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Electrical Engineer;
      • Design engineer;
      • Process Engineer;
      • Network Engineer.
  • Materials Engineering.
    • Disciplines:
      • Methods for practical engineering activities level 1 and 2;
      • Processing of materials;
      • Boundaries of rocks;
      • Special Courses.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Mining engineer;
      • Material Advisor;
      • Project Engineer;
      • Design engineer;
      • Process Engineer;
      • The engineer for research and development.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
    • Disciplines:
      • Methods for practical engineering activities level 1 and 2;
      • Engineering analysis;
      • Special Courses.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Analyst;
      • Consultant;
      • Teacher;
      • Mechanical Engineer;
      • Product Designer;
      • The engineer for research and development.

SCHOOL OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONS (School of Health Professions):

  • Biotechnology (Biotechnology).
    • Disciplines:
      • Technology of nucleic acids;
      • Amino acids;
      • Commercialization level 1 and level 2.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Biotechnology Management;
      • Research and development in the field of biotechnology;
      • Regulation of biotechnology;
      • Marketing;
      • Commercialization of biotechnology products.

SCHOOL OF HEALTH (School of Public Health):

  • Public Health.
    • Disciplines:
      • Social and Behavioral Science;
      • Introduction to Epidemiology;
      • Fundamentals of Health Sciences;
      • Introduction to Community Health Programs.
    • Directions and specialties of employment:
      • Health and Safety Manager;
      • Health Analyst;
      • Educator for Health;
      • Bio-statistic;
      • Research analyst.
Annual
16+
from 7 490 $ / semester

Brief information:

  • Age of participants: from 17 years;
  • Beginning of classes: January, May, August, October;
  • Course duration: 15 weeks (for the spring and autumn semesters), 14 weeks (for the summer semester), 8 weeks (for the course starting in October);
  • Language level: from beginner.

The program is designed for those who need to improve their language level before entering Intu University of Alabama. Students from all over the world can take part in the program with any level of language proficiency. Students are divided into small groups of 12-15 people according to the level of the language. The training covers all the necessary disciplines and methods:

  • Reading;
  • Listening;
  • Written language;
  • Speaking;
  • Vocabulary and pronunciation;
  • Correct use of grammatical forms;
  • English for academic skills.

Classes with students are conducted by highly qualified teachers. Students can participate in several programs, if necessary. If the program is successfully completed and the level of the language is raised to the required level, the student can enroll in the Bachelor's and Master's programs of the Intu University of Alabama.

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17+
from 16 960 $ / semester

About the educational course:

  • Age of participants: from 17 years old;
  • Duration of the programs: 1, 2 or 3 semesters;
  • Beginning of education: January, May, August;
  • Level of education: Diploma of secondary school;
  • GPA: from 2.0;
  • Knowledge of English:
    • TOEFL 50 / IELTS 5.0 (for 3-semester programs);
    • TOEFL 60 / IELTS 5.5 (for 2-semester programs);
    • TOEFL 77 / IELTS 6.0 (for semester programs).
  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Participants: International students.

International Year One is a special program through which foreign students can enter the undergraduate degree without additional training and time loss. Training lasts 1, 2 or 3 semesters, the choice of duration depends on the level of English (the higher the level, the shorter the program). All participants must have completed school education and good academic performance. Applicants from any country of the world can apply for the International Year One. Training is conducted in different directions, after each of which specific bachelor's programs are available, there are in total 7 directions available:

  • Business;
  • Science;
  • Computer Science;
  • Engineering;
  • General Studies;
  • Pre-Nursing;
  • Public Health.

Course characteristics of the International Year One:

  • Students start earning credits, which are then included in the main training program;
  • Students have excellent opportunities to develop their skills and abilities.

Teachers and staff of the University provide students with support on all academic and life issues, helping them to adapt to the educational system at the American University and the way of life in the state and country

A student enrolled at the university through the International Year One ends his studies at the same time as ordinary students (without losing time)

Small educational groups allow teachers a lot of time to devote to each student and find an individual approach.

Students 2 and 3-semester courses actively learn English, with them are highly qualified teachers-native speakers, who face the task in a short time and as much as possible qualitatively "pull up" the level of English in their wards. All participants study a complex of academic disciplines and subjects, as well as learning and research skills. Much attention is paid to career development, which subsequently greatly helps students to orientate themselves on the US labor market and correctly approach job search questions.

During the educational process, students acquire a rich baggage of knowledge, skills and abilities, and quite successfully continue their studies, moving to the basic bachelor's programs for the next semester in order (for example, after the semester program go to the second semester, etc.) and continuing education as ordinary students.

Directions of training and available undergraduate programs:

  • Business:
    • Accounting (BA);
    • Economics (BS);
    • Finance (BS);
    • Industrial Distribution (BS);
    • Information Systems (BS);
    • Management (BS);
    • Marketing (BS).
  • Computer Science:
    • Computer and Information Sciences (BA and BS);
  • Engineering:
    • Biomedical Engineering (BS);
    • Civil Engineering (BS);
    • Electrical Engineering (BS);
    • Materials Engineering (BS);
    • Mechanical Engineering (BS).
  • General Studies:
    • African American Studies (BA);
    • Anthropology (Anthropology (BA);
    • Art (BA);
    • Art (BFA);
    • Communication Studies (BA);
    • Criminal justice (BS);
    • Education (BA);
    • English Language (BA);
    • French language (BA);
    • History (BA);
    • International Relations (BA);
    • Mathematics (BS);
    • Music (BA);
    • Philosophy (BA);
    • Political Science (BA);
    • Psychology (BS);
    • Social Work (BA);
    • Sociology (BA);
    • Spanish language (BA);
    • Theater (BA).
  • Pre-Nursing:
    • Nursing (BS).
  • Public Health:
    • Public Health (BS).
  • Science:
    • Chemistry (BS);
    • Biology (BS);
    • Biomedical Sciences (BS);
    • Neuroscience (BS);
    • Physics (BS).

REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIPT:

  • Age of participants: from 17 years old;
  • English language level for participation:
    • for 3-semester programs: TOEFL iBT 50 / IELTS 5.0 / PTEA 41 + / Academic English Level 3 / Password overall Level 5;
    • for semester programs: TOEFL iBT 77 / IELTS 6.0 / PTEA 51;
    • for 2-semester programs: TOEFL iBT 60 / IELTS 5.5 / PTEA 44 / Academic English Level 4 / Password overall level 6.
  • Level of Education: Diploma of High School Graduation;
  • GPA: from 2.0;
  • The test to identify the level of knowledge;
  • Participants: International students.
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16+
from 16 960 $ / semester

Accommodation, housing and food

The University offers its students comfortable accommodation in hostels located directly on the campus. Students are accommodated in double rooms with all necessary amenities:

  • Fully furnished rooms;
  • Shared Bathroom;
  • Comfortable beds;
  • High speed internet;
  • Laundry;
  • Rest Rooms;
  • Games rooms;
  • Round-the-clock security;
  • Professional staff.

Students receive three meals a day. All dishes are prepared from fresh products, which are supplied by well-established food companies. Students who live on the campus of the university, at any time receive the assistance they need in everyday matters.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Academic English and Special Programs, Accounting, administrative ethics, African American Studies, anthropology, art, bioengineering, Bioinformatics, biology, biomedical engineering, Bookkeeping, business, Business Administration, Business fundamentals, business programming, chemistry, civil engineering, cognitive psychology, computer forensics, computer graphics, computer science, computer security, Criminal proceedings, design and commercialization, digital forensics, economics, Electrical engineering, Electrical engineering, English, epidemiology, finance, financial literacy, financial management, French, genetics, Graduate Pathway in Basic Medical Science, Graduate Pathway in Biotechnology, Graduate Pathway in Business Administration (MBA), Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering, Graduate Pathway in Computer Science, Graduate Pathway in Cyber Security, Graduate Pathway in Data Science, Graduate Pathway in Early Childhood Education, Graduate Pathway in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Graduate Pathway in Materials Engineering, Graduate Pathway in MBA/MPH Dual Degree, Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Pathway in Public Administration, Graduate Pathway in Public Health, Graduate Pathway in Special Education, Graduate Pathway in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Health care, history, Information Systems, international health regulation, International Year One in Business, International Year One in Computer Science, International Year One in Engineering, International Year One in General Studies, International Year One in Pre-Nursing, International Year One in Public Health, International Year One in Science, management, marketing, Materials Science, maths, Mechanical engineering, music, network security, neurology, Nursing, online crime investigation, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public administration, social work, sociology, Spanish, special education, system engineering, Teaching, Theatrical sciences, theory of teaching the second language

Events INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham

During studying, students are actively engaged in various types of art:

  • Student art:
    • Painting;
    • Graphic design;
    • New Media;
    • Picture;
    • Photo art;
    • Engraving;
    • Sculpture.
  • Music art:
    • Computer music;
    • Electroacoustic percussion;
    • Percussion ensemble;
    • Summer groups;
    • Summer Music;
    • Chamber singing;
    • Concert Choir;
    • The Evangelical Choir;
    • Opera.
  • Theatrical art:
    • Musical Theatre;
    • Acting in the theater;
    • Escorting theatrical productions;
    • Design.

Students actively engage in various kinds of sports, group around different circles and sections:

  • For Men:
    • Baseball;
    • Basketball;
    • Football;
    • Golf;
    • Hockey;
    • Tennis;
    • Shooting.
  • For Women:
    • Basketball;
    • Beach volleyball;
    • Bowling;
    • Cross Country;
    • Golf;
    • Shooting;
    • Hockey;
    • Softball;
    • Tennis;
    • Volleyball.

Students have the opportunity to organize their leisure independently, as well as take part in events organized by the university:

  • City and State Tours in Alabama;
  • Theaters and productions;
  • Cinema;
  • Musical performances, concerts;
  • Museums and galleries.

Advantages

  • The University constantly occupies high places in the ratings of the best educational institutions of the USA and the world;
  • The largest research center in Alabama;
  • A large number of courses and programs;
  • Highly qualified specialists;
  • The university's exemplary campus;
  • Assistance to foreign students in adaptation;
  • The university has a national medical center;
  • Birmingham is an ideal city for life and study.

Equipment INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham

The university has the right to boast of one of the best campuses in the country, there is everything that students may need during studying:

  • Administrative buildings;
  • Educational Classrooms;
  • Scientific laboratories;
  • Medical Center;
  • Libraries;
  • Dormitories;
  • Recreation and entertainment centers;
  • The shops;
  • 12 restaurants and cafes;
  • Canteens;
  • Center for Performing Arts "Alys Stephens";
  • Center for Visual Arts;
  • Music audiences;
  • Recording Studios;
  • Concert hall;
  • Photo and video labs;
  • Sports grounds;
  • Fitness centers;
  • GYM's;
  • High-speed internet.

All rooms and centers are equipped with all necessary equipment. The medical center has the best modern equipment at its disposal. The centers of art are equipped with the latest technology, and sports grounds and facilities are always in good order.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Beginning of educational programs: January, May, August.

The academic year is divided into semesters:

  • Autumn: from August 28 to December 19 (vacation from November 20 to 26);
  • Winter: from 8 January to 30 April (vacation from 12 to 18 March);
  • Summer 1: from May 7 to August 11.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Educational deposit (refundable);
  • Visa Fees;
  • Educational aids;
  • Insurance;
  • Transfer in both sides.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 4000 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For Undergraduate Programs:

  • Age of students: from 17 years;
  • Completed high school with a good certificate (minimum 2.0 GPA);
  • Knowledge of English:
    • 3-semester programs: TOEFL iBT50 / IELTS 5.0 / PTEA 41 + / Academic English Level 3 / Password overall level 5;
    • 2-semester programs: TOEFL iBT60 / IELTS 5.5 / PTEA 44 / Academic English Level 4 / Password overall level 6;
    • Semester programs: TOEFL iBT77 / IELTS 6.0 / PTEA 51.
  • An interview with a university employee;
  • Test to identify the level of knowledge.

For Pre-Masters programs:

  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Graduated bachelor's degree
  • Knowledge of English:
    • 2-semester programs: TOEFL iBT65 / IELTS 5.5 / PTEA 44 / Academic English Level 4 / Password overall Level 6;
    • Semester programs: TOEFL iBT80 / ELTS 6.5 / PTEA 53.
  • An interview with a university employee;
  • Test to identify the level of knowledge.

For Academic English:

  • Age of students: from 17 years;
  • High school diploma;
  • Language level: any, from the initial.

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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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