The University of West Alabama is a public university 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. The school was founded by Scotch-Irish Presbyterians with the purpose to provide an education to future teachers while also offering classes in music, art, home economics, and languages.
Today, 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 more than 70 degrees and certifications in areas including business, education, and psychology. Online courses are offered over the time frame of eight weeks, with five sessions available per year, making it possible for students to finish their program in an accelerated manner.