1835
Station One, Livingston, AL 35470

School Details

The University of West Alabama, also known as UWA, is a public university that is situated on a rural, 600 acre campus in Livingston, Alabama. UWA was established in 1835 as a church-affiliated female school known as the Livingston Female Academy. UWA was founded by Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, and its purpose was to provide an education to future teachers while also offering classes in music, art, home economics and languages. The name of the institution changed to the Alabama Normal College for Girls and Livingston Female Academy in 1883, and offered students the choice of either two or four year academic programs.  In 1929, the college was renamed the Livingston State Teachers College, and became Livingston State College in 1957, Livingston University in 1967 and received its current name, The University of West Alabama, in 1995.

UWA offers bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Division of Nursing
  • School of Graduate Studies

The online program at UWA offers master’s and education specialist degrees, and also offers bachelor's degrees in business technology, business administration, and accounting. Online courses are offered over the time frame of eight weeks, and five sessions are available per year, which makes it possible for students to finish their program in an accelerated manner.

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Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

All Programs

Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Business

Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications Master of Business Administration / Accounting Master of Business Administration / Computer Information Systems Master of Business Administration / Entrepreneurship & Innovation Master of Business Administration / Finance Master of Business Administration / General Business Master of Business Administration / Management Master of Business Administration / Marketing Master of Business Administration / Sports Management

Education

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development Doctor of Education in Rural Education Education Specialist in Early Childhood Education, P-3 Education Specialist in Elementary Education, K-6 Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership Education Specialist in Library Media Education Specialist in School Counseling Education Specialist in Special Education / Collaborative Teacher, 6-12 Education Specialist in Special Education / Collaborative Teacher, K-6 Education Specialist in Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Teaching Master of Education in Early Childhood Development Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, P-3 Master of Education in Elementary Education, K-6 Master of Education in High School Education, 6-12 Master of Education in Instructional Leadership Master of Education in Learning, Design & Technology Master of Education in Library Media Master of Education in Physical Education, P-12 Master of Education in School Counseling Master of Education in Special Education / Collaborative Teacher, 6-12 Master of Education in Special Education / Collaborative Teacher, K-6 Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education Master of Science in Guidance & Counseling Master of Science in Physical Education Post-Master's Certificate in Instructional Leadership

Psychology & Human Services

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Master of Science in Experimental Psychology