School Name: University of West Alabama
School Accreditation: SACS, COC
School Type: Public, Non-Profit
Undergraduate Tuition: $15,878
Graduate Tuition: $12,708
Recommendation Rate: 100%

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ABOUT University of West Alabama

The University of West Alabama is a state-supported, coeducational institution of higher learning governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor. As a regional institution, the University’s foremost commitment is to meeting the educational needs of the State and particularly of the West Alabama area. Valuing a diverse student enrollment, though, it also welcomes students from throughout the United States and from other countries. The primary purpose of the University is to provide opportunities for students to pursue a quality education through associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and education specialist degrees in liberal arts, natural sciences and mathematics, pre-professional programs, nursing, technology, business, and education. Importance is placed on providing opportunities within the curricula for the development of enhanced skills in critical thinking, communication, leadership, and computer literacy. The University also seeks to provide students opportunities for growth beyond the classroom through a wide range of extracurricular activities, programs, and services and through the maintenance of an environment of cultural and intellectual diversity. Through the total educational experience that it provides and through its encouragement of the free exchange of ideas among faculty, administration, and students, the University attempts to assist its students in developing the important qualities of independent thinking and respect for the ideas of others and in building firm foundations of personal integrity and character in order to realize their quests for a philosophy of life and for self-fulfillment. At the University of West Alabama, the emphasis is upon the traditional learner, but the institution is also committed to furthering the concept of lifelong learning and to serving the non-traditional student. It considers among its clientele are high schools, businesses and industries, governmental agencies, and professional workers. In serving these diverse publics, the institution employs not only traditional means of delivery, but it also seeks to expand its use of innovative technologies, including distance learning, and to networking with other educational institutions and agencies in order to more comprehensively address the needs of its region. In fulfilling its mission, the University seeks to employ a vibrant, talented, and diverse faculty. In the recruitment and retention of this faculty, as with all members of the University community, the institution, consistent with its academic heritage, maintains an openness to all qualified persons. Excellence in teaching and advising is paramount to the faculty, but the members are also committed to providing leadership and fostering positive growth throughout West Alabama through research and public service, with primary emphasis on that which meets the educational, social, cultural, and economic needs of the region.

Because college is about more than what happens in the classroom. More than classroom learning, college is a time to learn about yourself. Every day, you’ll experience growth, discovery and new connections that all take place outside of the classroom. That’s why there's no shortage of clubs, organizations and social events to be a part of here on campus. Taking advantage of all there is to do on campus allows you to live your college life to the fullest.

University of West Alabama degree programs

  • #Bachelor of Science in Technology
  • #Bachelor of Business Administration
  • #Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
  • #Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing
  • #Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
  • #Bachelor of Science in Public Safety
  • #Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • #Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • #Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • #Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • #Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • #Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development
  • #Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • #Bachelor of Science in Collaborative Teacher/Special Education K-6/6-12
  • #Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications - Sports Communication
  • #Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
  • #Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications - Sports Communication
  • #Bachelor of Science in Technology
  • #Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications - Sports Communication
  • #Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications - Sports Communication
  • #Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications - Graphic Design
  • #Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications - Graphic Design
  • #Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • #Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications - Graphic Design
  • #Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications - Sports Communication
  • #Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing
  • #Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • #Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications - Graphic Design
  • #Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications - Sports Communication
  • #Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development
  • #Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership
  • #Education Specialist in Teacher Leader
  • #Post-Master's Certificate in Instructional Leadership
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in Early Childhood Education
  • #Education Specialist in Early Childhood Education
  • #Education Specialist in Elementary Education K-6
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in Special education 6-12
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in Special Education K-6
  • #Education Specialist in Collaborative Special Education 6-12
  • #Education Specialist in Collaborative Special Education K-6
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in Elementary Education
  • #Education Specialist in Collaborative Special Education K-6
  • #Education Specialist in Elementary Education K-6
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in Mathematics 6-12
  • #Education Specialist in Counseling - Non Certification
  • #Education Specialist in School Counseling
  • #Education Specialist in Library Media - Non Certification
  • #Education Specialist in Library Media with Certification
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in Biology 6-12
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in History 6-12
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in Physical Education P-12
  • #Education Specialist in Counseling - Non Certification
  • #Education Specialist in School Counseling
  • #Education Specialist in Collaborative Special Education 6-12
  • #Alternative Teaching Certification in English Language Arts 6-12
  • #Master of Business Administration
  • #Master of Business Administration - Finance
  • #Master of Business Administration - General Business
  • #Master of Education in Physical Education P-12 with Certification
  • #Master of Science in Physical Education
  • #Master of Education in Early Childhood Development
  • #Master of Education in Early Childhood Education P-3
  • #Master of Education in Elementary Education K-6 with Cerification
  • #Master of Education in Physical Education P-12 with Certification
  • #Master of Education in Special Education Collaborative Teacher K-6 with Certification
  • #Master of Education in Special Education Collaborative Teacher 6-12 with Certification
  • #Master of Education in Special Education Collaborative Teacher K-6 with Certification
  • #Master of Education in Instructional Leadership with Certification
  • #Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education - Counseling/Psychology
  • #Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • #Master of Education in School Counseling with Certification
  • #Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling
  • #Master of Education in Library Media with Certification
  • #Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education - Library Media
  • #Master of Science in Family Counseling
  • #Master of Science in Conservation Biology
  • #Master of Education in Early Childhood Development
  • #Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education - Counseling/Psychology
  • #Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • #Master of Science in Experimental Psychology
  • #Master of Science in Experimental Psychology - Clinical Psychology
  • #Master of Science in Experimental Psychology - Health and Sport Psychology
  • #Master of Science in Conservation Biology
  • #Master of Education in School Counseling with Certification
  • #Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education - Counseling/Psychology
  • #Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • #Master of Science in Family Counseling
  • #Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling
  • #Master of Education in High School Education 6-12 with Certification
  • #Master of Education in Physical Education P-12 with Certification
  • #Master of Education in Special Education Collaborative Teacher 6-12 with Certification
  • #Master of Education in Early Childhood Development

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