Charger Success Course

The purpose of the Charger Success 101 course (FYE 101) is to help new students make a successful transition to The University of Alabama in Huntsville, both inside and outside the classroom. This course aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the academic life of the university, provide fundamental knowledge and skill sets essential for success at UAH, and articulate to students the expectations of the University. In addition, the course will assist students to develop and apply critical thinking skills, as well as to help students to clarify their academic goals and eventual career direction. This course must be taken in the first semester for all full-time students.

Degrees Offered

Programs are provided as indicated below for the undergraduate degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Computational Analysis, Bachelor of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Bachelor of Arts - Art Studio, Art History, Biology, Communication Arts, Elementary Education K-6, English, Foreign Language and International Trade, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre, World Languages and Cultures, and Writing.

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing.

Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood Education P-3/Early Childhood Special Education, Secondary Education, and Kinesiology (Physical Education, Exercise Science).

Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, Mechanical, and Optical.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - unified professional curriculum.

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Professional Studies - Professional Studies. 

Bachelor of Science - Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth System Science, Economics and Computational Analysis, Individualized Studies, Kinesiology, Mathematics, and Physics.

Declaring a Major

When applying to enter UAH, prospective students may declare a major, defined as the primary field of study. Required major semester hours vary by program but typically range from 30-45 semester hours with overall degree requirements ranging from 120-128 semester hours. Some students are not yet decided, and may declare "undecided". The Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Honors, Professional and Continuing Studies, Science, and Nursing assign advisors. Undecided students will be advised by the Exploratory Advisor within the Student Success Center, LIB 154. For procedures in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Honors, Professional and Continuing Studies, Science, and Nursing contact the advising office of the college or visit the advising website.


Typically minors are offered in all major fields of study and require a minimum of 18 semester hours of work, twelve of which are at the 300/400 level; students should consult their advisors and the appropriate subject area portions of the catalog.

Many degree programs that have extensive core requirements for majors do not have a minor component. Students, however, may opt to add a minor to their programs of study. Again, students should work closely with their advisors in constructing their programs of study for timely completion of their degrees.