University of Alabama - Birmingham
Type Public
Established 1969 (1969)
President Ray L. Watts
Provost Linda C. Lucas
Location Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Green, white, and gold
Nickname Blazers

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public university in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. UAB offers 149 programs of study in 11 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, doctoral, certificate, and professional degrees in the social and behavioral sciences, the liberal arts, business, education, engineering, and health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, and public health.[1] The university enrolled more than 18,300 students, and it ranked 159 among national universities and 83 among "Top Public Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[2]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

B.S. in Bioinformatics
122 credit hours
Available online? No
Program URL:

Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
76 credit hours; "The curriculum of each Ph.D. candidate usually requires five years of training and is individually tailored to the interests and needs of the student by the advisor and a graduate committee chosen by the student. The Ph.D. degree is awarded upon successful defense of your dissertation, which includes an oral presentation of original, creative scientific investigations, and a written dissertation which is expected to include published manuscripts or manuscripts in preparation."
Available online? No
Program URL:

Health and clinical informatics

The following health/clinical informatics options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Health Informatics
?? credit hours, completed in roughly two years; "The program is comprised of a core curriculum plus one track of the student’s choosing."
Available online? No
Program URL:

Nursing informatics

The following nursing informatics options exist for potential students:

M.S.N. in Nursing Informatics
40 credit hours, "36 didactic and 4 clinical, with 210 total hours of direct patient care"
Available online? No
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "Education". Brand Toolkit. University of Alabama at Birmingham. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  2. "University of Alabama - Birmingham". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 23 November 2016.