Birmingham-Southern College requires a minimum of 18 units including 2 e-term units to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Birmingham Southern College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Birmingham Southern College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 70% of students who start college at Birmingham Southern College graduate within six years.
Birmingham Southern College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Birmingham Southern College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Birmingham Southern College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Birmingham Southern College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Birmingham Southern College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Birmingham Southern College.
Student Designed Majors
Birmingham Southern College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham Southern College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
❌ Birmingham Southern College does not offer services for students with disabilities.
❌ Birmingham Southern College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Birmingham Southern College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Birmingham Southern College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Birmingham Southern College.
🟨 Birmingham Southern College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Charles Andrew Rush Learning Center/N. E. Miles Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Birmingham Southern College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, University of Alabama at Birmingham as partner institutions and or other ABET-accredited institutions as approved by advisor
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with University of Alabama at Birmingham
•Environmental management with Duke University, forestry with Duke, law with Cumberland School of Law
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Birmingham Southern College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Birmingham Southern College has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Birmingham Southern College include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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