Birmingham-Southern College is a private liberal arts college located in Birmingham, Alabama originating back to the year 1856. The college was established as a result of a merger between Southern University and Birmingham College, founded a few years later; the consolidation was officially completed on May 30, 1918. The result was the 4 year institution that stands today. Birmingham-Southern College provides an “affordable nationally recognized liberal arts education” available to those students interested in achieving their academic goals. Birmingham-Southern College is located 3 miles west of downtown Birmingham nearby to 8 major airlines, the Amtrak and a few interstate highways.
The campus of Birmingham-Southern College is 192 wooded acres with 45 academic, residential, administrative, and athletics buildings and facilities on site. There are 8 residents’ halls, a 16 building apartment complex, 6 fraternity houses and 4 sorority houses as well. There are a total of 1,521 students enrolled at the college from 32 different states and 15 other countries. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1, allowing for a more intimate and more efficient interaction between the student and the instructor. An estimated 95% of the instructors at Birmingham-Southern College have Ph.Ds. or the highest appropriate degree for their corresponding field of study.
Birmingham-Southern College has more than 50 programs of study for students to choose from, including interdisciplinary and specially individualized majors and dual degree programs. The college offers the following undergraduate degrees to students; Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of Science. Some of the majors offered at Birmingham-Southern College are art, art history, biology, business administration, chemistry, economics, education, engineering (3-2 program), English, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, and theatre arts. There are many options available for students at Birmingham-Southern College to pursue their divergent academic interests.
There are also plenty of activities for students to take part in at Birmingham-Southern College to keep busy on a daily basis. There are more than 80 different student organizations for students to take part in. Birmingham-Southern College also belongs to the NCAA Division III and offers 20 various men’s and women’s varsity sports to participate in. There is also an athletic complex and urban environmental park for students to frequent. There are many different types of activities available in this intimate community to keep students entertained.
At this present time, Birmingham-Southern College does not currently offer online courses or a distance learning program for students. Perhaps, these programs will be available eventually in the near future but at this time they are unavailable to students. Birmingham-Southern College still has plenty to offer the eager student despite its lack of an online or distance learning program. The college can offer an intimate classroom setting where students can get the most out of their education and all the attention they need to succeed. There are many different academic programs and avenues for students to explore as well as a variety of activities available on campus and off in the city of Birmingham, Alabama.