The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, 19 different departments with an array of majors, minors and certificate programs working independently and together to ignite the dream that creates the steam that powers your future. Join us and get ahead!

The University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences is committed to providing an environment within our campus and community that fosters knowledge, skill, artistic and cultural enrichment, research, and discovery by supporting independence, creativity, and innovation.


Professors in the College of Arts and Sciences are knowledgeable and engaging teachers who believe that vigorous interaction between faculty and students, and among students themselves, is the key to intellectual growth. Our professors are also active scholars who stay current in their teaching fields and maintain the respect of their peers. A host of successful alumni attest to the quality of UNA’s programs in the arts and sciences.


The Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences is located in historic Bibb Graves in Suite 217.

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University of North Alabama Mission Statement

As a regional, state-assisted institution of higher education, the University of North Alabama pursues its Mission of engaging in teaching, research, and service in order to provide educational opportunities for students, an environment for discovery and creative accomplishment, and a variety of outreach activities meeting the professional, civic, social, cultural, and economic development needs of our region in the context of a global community.

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The Department of Entertainment Industry is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and aims to prepare students for professional careers in the increasingly diverse ent ... [+]

The Department of Entertainment Industry is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and aims to prepare students for professional careers in the increasingly diverse entertainment industry. The mission of the department is to prepare students for professional careers in the entertainment industry through quality instruction, development and mentoring. A cornerstone in this mission is to give students a broad background to enter the diverse, global workplace of private industry, entrepreneurship and independent contracting.

The department values hands-on learning, and developing well-trained industry practitioners, in addition to broader conceptual approaches leading to professional or graduate school. The department is located in Downtown Florence on Tombigbee Street. This facility houses departmental and faculty offices, two recording studios, a MIDI lab, classrooms, and a 450-capacity fully outfitted performance venue.... [-]

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Communication is a powerful process that influences our professional and personal lives, and those who study and understand it equips themselves for a lifetime of opportu ... [+]

Communication is a powerful process that influences our professional and personal lives, and those who study and understand it equips themselves for a lifetime of opportunities.

Media literacy is the foundation of our philosophy. The Department of Communications understands that a democratic society depends upon an informed citizenry who can critique media practices, analyze media messages, and effectively communicate ideas in an ever-changing media landscape.

We value experiential learning and teach students how to produce mass media content, communicate in professional environments, and conduct academic research. We also encourage them to join our student organizations, network with media professionals, and travel to conferences.... [-]

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History at UNA is dynamic, creative, and focused on experiences that will develop critical thinking skills, communication skills, and prepare graduates for exciting caree ... [+]

History at UNA is dynamic, creative, and focused on experiences that will develop critical thinking skills, communication skills, and prepare graduates for exciting careers. Award-winning faculty and exciting programs provide opportunities for study abroad, internships, and exciting cultural experiences both on and off campus!

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The Department of History at the University of North Alabama is committed to teaching, research and scholarly excellence, and providing service to the university and to the community. The department provides a foundation of historical knowledge and develops critical thinking, reading, research, and writing skills in its majors. We affirm a commitment to diversity and to fostering an inclusive community characterized by respect for all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, social class, religion, culture, sexual orientations, or language.... [-]

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The Department of Foreign Languages at the University of North Alabama provides majors such as Spanish. A minor is also available in French, German and/or Spanish. Six cr ... [+]

The Department of Foreign Languages at the University of North Alabama provides majors such as Spanish. A minor is also available in French, German and/or Spanish. Six credit hours at the Introductory level in the same foreign language are required for all Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Dr. Alejandra Alvarado-Brizuela Dr. Scott R. Infanger Dr. Andrea F. Nate Dr. Lauren G. Reynolds Dr. Claudia P. Vance

Spanish Conversation Table - Come join the Spanish Conversation Table!!! Starting September 12, 2018, in Wesleyan Hall 304. It will be held every Wednesday. Beginning Spanish speakers always welcome. Hope to see you there.

Spanish Tutoring Available.

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The Department of Physics and Earth Science is located in the Science and technology (SET) building on the campus of the University of North Alabama. The department offer ... [+]

The Department of Physics and Earth Science is located in the Science and technology (SET) building on the campus of the University of North Alabama. The department offers an undergraduate degree in physics, and courses are offered that lead to a minor in geology. The department offers a General Science option which is generally designed for students who have a second major in secondary education. The department maintains the university planetarium and observatory, which is available to the public for viewing. A course in astronomy is also taught in the planetarium.

The faculty members in the Department of Physics and Earth Science have the knowledge and experience to offer an outstanding education in these sciences. Active areas of research by departmental faculty members include the use of lasers as optical tweezers, quantum mechanics, water quality and resources, and the relationship between plate tectonics and biological evolution. Our faculty members have worked or conducted research in many areas of the world, including Chile, Russia, England, and the Caribbean.... [-]

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The Engineering Technology degree provides a fundamental background in general science as well as a comprehensive background in traditional industrial technologies, evolv ... [+]

The Engineering Technology degree provides a fundamental background in general science as well as a comprehensive background in traditional industrial technologies, evolving technologies, and a focused study in electrical and mechanical engineering technology or chemical engineering technology.

The program is designed to prepare graduates for positions in emerging technologies, industrial operations, and general management that require a strong knowledge in engineering principles as they relate to fabrication. Emerging technologies include green energy, robotics, and other programming driven electro-mechanical devices. Graduates benefit from the combination of an engineering-based theoretical and practical application education with an appropriately supplemented background for later advancement into management positions. Typical entry-level positions include Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Production Scheduler, Maintenance Engineer, and Applications Engineer. Students in the program develop knowledge and competencies in the focus area of Engineering Technology consisting of the studies including electrical and mechanical power systems, material and manufacturing methods, management of the industrial and chemical processes and organizations, effective oral and written communication, and the application of physical science and mathematics principles necessary to understand and solve global technological and economic challenges. ... [-]

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Merchandising is a concentration for people interested in the areas of fashion, retail, manufacturing, wholesaling, visual merchandising, marketing and other areas of cre ... [+]

Merchandising is a concentration for people interested in the areas of fashion, retail, manufacturing, wholesaling, visual merchandising, marketing and other areas of creative expression in the business world. You will learn valuable information regarding clothing construction and design, textiles, and getting the product to the ultimate consumer.

Many students think that with this degree the only careers are those in retail. While there are many wonderful opportunities in the world of retailing, skills enhanced in this concentration can be used in a vast array of careers in business in clothing and other related fields. Some alumni have found careers in clothing publications, clothing wholesaling, clothing design, historic clothing presentation, special events, and visual presentation. Creative alumni have made their way into many different avenues of the business world.... [-]

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The general biology option is designed for students who wish to prepare for fields requiring a general background in biology or to follow pre-professional curricula for w ... [+]

The Department of Biology at the University of North Alabama offers a biology major with professional, environmental, cellular and molecular, and general biology options, and a major in marine biology for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. We also have a minor in biology, courses, and programs applicable to all pre-health professions curricula, and basic coursework applicable to the general education components of all degree programs. Secondary education teachers who wish to have their subject field in biology can do so. The department also has a prominent role in the program at the Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, where our marine biology majors take several courses.

We have 15 full-time faculty members in our department who teach all upper-level undergraduate courses and several adjunct faculties who teach some of our freshman-level classes. All of our classes and laboratories are taught by faculty members. There are approximately 300 students majoring in biology. Each student is assigned an academic advisor to assist her/him in planning the undergraduate curriculum and in formulating career goals.... [-]

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The chemistry major with the general chemistry option prepares students for a variety of possible careers in chemistry laboratories and in chemistry-related fields like f ... [+]

The Department of Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene offers two major programs: a chemistry major program and an industrial hygiene major program; and a chemistry minor program. Those majoring in chemistry may choose from the professional chemistry option (intended for those interested in graduate school or being an industrial chemist), the general chemistry option (intended for pre-professional students), or the professional biochemistry option (intended for those interested in graduate school or medical profession).

The chemistry major with the general chemistry option prepares students for a variety of possible careers in chemistry laboratories and in chemistry-related fields like forensics or pharmaceutical sales. It is also excellent preparation for pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, medical technology, and similar programs. Requirements for the general chemistry major include prescribed ancillary courses in computer science, mathematics, and physics. A minor or a second major is also required. The following table lists the courses required to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in general chemistry.... [-]

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Geographic Information Science is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for careers in the more technical aspects of applied geography, including the fields of g ... [+]

The Department of Geography offers a major program with three options in geography leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, minor programs in general geography and geographic information science, a certificate in geographic information systems, coursework applicable to general education components in all programs, and coursework contributory to other curricula, including the programs for the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Geographic Information Science is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for careers in the more technical aspects of applied geography, including the fields of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, computer cartography, city and/or regional planning, economic geography, resource utilization, and land use analysis. The option in Geographic Information Science also provides preparation for graduate study in geography leading to careers in applied geography or for research and teaching at the collegiate level.... [-]

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The UNA Department of Music offers multiple degrees and private study opportunities for students. Bolstered by superior performance ensembles and outstanding music facult ... [+]

The UNA Department of Music offers multiple degrees and private study opportunities for students.

Bolstered by superior performance ensembles and outstanding music faculty, the department provides students with an outlet to IGNITE their passion for the arts with numerous opportunities to perform and connect with their fellow students and community. The Department of Music remains a consistent resource of excellence for the University of North Alabama, the Shoals Region, and beyond with its competitive scholarships, performance awards, and its status as a leader in the music education field. Take some time to browse around our site, and get started on your musical journey today!

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A bachelor’s in psychology provides excellent preparation for entry-level positions in a variety of fields after graduation. Recent graduates have found jobs in medical a ... [+]

Welcome to the UNA Psychology program. The mission of the psychology department is to assist students to achieve their personal and professional potential through training in scientific methods and discipline-specific knowledge in the study of behavior, mental processes, and physiological processes, promoting a spirit of active inquiry and critical thinking and fostering a sense of social responsibility in the global community.

The department houses five full-time faculty members with expertise in both the applied and research fields of psychology with particular emphasis on Clinical Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology. There is a strong emphasis on research, critical thinking, and application of psychology to traditional settings such as education and mental health settings; however, we also strive to apply psychology to other areas such as public policy and industry. ... [-]

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is designed for students with a professional interest in art, and five areas of concentration are offered: ceramics, digital medi ... [+]

The University of North Alabama is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The Department of Art offers major programs leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; minor programs in art, art history, and photography; and coursework applicable to partial satisfaction of general studies components in all programs. Subject programs for the preparation of art teachers are offered as a double major in Art and Education.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is designed for students with a professional interest in art, and five areas of concentration are offered: ceramics, digital media, painting, photography, and sculpture. Candidacy for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree requires successfully passing a portfolio review following the completion of 45–96 credit hours of university coursework.... [-]

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Good interior design is not a luxury but a necessity. It can help to protect the environment, natural and human resources, and make the world a better place in which to l ... [+]

Good interior design is not a luxury but a necessity. It can help to protect the environment, natural and human resources, and make the world a better place in which to live, work, and play. UNA’s Interior Design program provides students with an affordable education in interior design. Our School is an ideal setting where students are actively involved in learning and exploring the current and future roles of the interior design profession within a global society. More particularly, this context challenges our students to critically investigate the diverse roles of interior design and inspires us to explore new avenues of thought and attitudes toward why and how we design human environments.... [-]

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The B.S.W. graduate qualifies for immediate application to become a licensed professional social worker. The B.S.W. degree equips students to begin professional social wo ... [+]

The Department of Social Work is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree. Social work is a challenging and enriching profession that is committed to the advancement of social and economic justice and human well-being.

Graduates are eligible to apply for advanced standing when seeking admission to graduate schools of social work. The B.S.W. graduate qualifies for immediate application to become a licensed professional social worker. The B.S.W. degree equips students to begin professional social work practice in public and private social service agencies at the local, state, and federal levels which provide a variety of services to diverse populations.... [-]

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