Public Health at University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB is located in Birmingham, Alabama and approximately 22,563 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 112 public health majors received their bachelor's degree from UAB.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Health section at the bottom of this page.
UAB Public Health Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health
- Master’s Degree in Public Health
- Doctorate Degree in Public Health
Online Classes Are Available at UAB
Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.
For those who are interested in distance learning, UAB does offer online courses in public health for the following degree levels:
- Master’s Degree
UAB Public Health Rankings
Each year, College Factual ranks public health programs across the country. The following shows how UAB performed in these rankings.
Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
The public health major at UAB is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Public Health. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.
|Best Value Public Health Doctor’s Degree Schools||34|
|Most Popular Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools||47|
|Most Popular Public Health Graduate Certificate Schools||52|
|Most Focused Public Health Schools||60|
|Most Focused Public Health Doctor’s Degree Schools||84|
|Most Focused Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools||134|
|Best Public Health Master’s Degree Schools||171|
|Best Public Health Schools||312|
How Much Do Public Health Graduates from UAB Make?
The median salary of public health students who receive their bachelor's degree at UAB is $30,100. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $32,238 for all public health students.
Public Health Student Demographics at UAB
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public health majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB Public Health Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 16% more racial-ethnic minorities in its public health bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor's in public health.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||50|
|Hispanic or Latino||4|
UAB Public Health Master’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham with a master's in public health.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||40|
|Hispanic or Latino||7|
UAB also has a doctoral program available in public health. In 2021, 2 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within Public Health
If you plan to be a public health major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|General Public Health||291|
|Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality||43|
- Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences
- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science
- Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services
- Health Sciences & Services
- Mental & Social Health Services
Careers That Public Health Grads May Go Into
A degree in public health can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for AL, the home state for University of Alabama at Birmingham.
|Occupation||Jobs in AL||Average Salary in AL|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||3,240||$101,560|
|Health Specialties Professors||1,960||$108,310|
|Occupational Health and Safety Specialists||1,290||$71,000|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists||840||$67,630|
|Community Health Workers||760||$42,830|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Lee Adlaf under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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