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What will I learn?

International Year One in science will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

120 credit hour program
29-32 credit hours apply from Pathway
88-91 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

120 credit hour program
14-16 credit hours apply from Pathway
104-106 credit hours remaining toward degree

Course features

  • Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.
  • Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university.
  • Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
  • Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen program.
  • Start taking classes in your major while progressing through the IYO program.

This course leads to the following degrees:

Bioinformatics-B.S.
Biology-B.S.
Biomedical Sciences-B.S.
Chemistry-B.S.
Genetic and Genome Sciences-B.S.
Genetic and Genome Sciences-B.S.
Immunology-B.S.
Immunology-B.S.
Neuroscience-B.S.
Physics-B.S.

Which department am I in?

INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham

Study options

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
US$30,390.00 per year
1-Semester Pathway - USD $17,470 (May intake); USD $17,990 (Aug and Jan intakes); 2-Semester Pathway - USD $30,390 (May intake); USD $31,300 (Aug and Jan intakes); 3-Semester Pathway - USD $39,190 (May intake); USD $40,365 (Aug and Jan intakes)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

16 August 2022, 4 January 2023

Venue

INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham

1720 2nd Ave South,

BIRMINGHAM,

Alabama,

35294, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have high school diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

For international students

Age requirements: 17 years and above

Academic requirements: High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

1-Semester Pathway

English language requirements: TOEFL 77, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 51, IELA 176, Duolingo 120, GaoKao 120, TOEFL Essentials 8.5.

2-Semester Pathway

English language requirements: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, GaoKao 110, TOEFL Essentials 6.5.

3-Semester Pathway

English language requirements: TOEFL 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154, Duolingo 75, Gaokao 105, TOEFL Essentials 6.0.

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About University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (INTO UAB) helps international students progress to degree-level study.

  • Based in downtown Birmingham, Alabama
  • Leads in research and entrepreneurship
  • Wide variety of pathway programs available
  • Scholarships for high-achieving international students

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