Once you become a UA Early College student and pass the UAEC 200 College Readiness Course, you will be able to choose from a broad selection of University of Alabama courses. Academic advisors will help you decide what courses to take, based on your anticipated college major, high school requirements, and extracurricular activities.

Online courses are offered year-round, and you have the flexibility to study anytime, 24 hours per day 7 days per week, anywhere you have access to high speed internet. If you live within driving distance of campus, you may choose to commute to campus for your classes. Always receive your high school counselor’s permission before scheduling a course that requires you to leave your high school during the school day.

Fall and spring courses are taught online over a 15-week term. Summer courses online are taught over a 10-week or a four-week term.

  • Fall term usually runs from mid-August to mid-December
  • Spring term usually runs from early January to early May
  • Summer 10-week term usually runs from late May to early August
  • Summer four-week terms run the month of June and the month of July

Typical Courses – Fall, Spring and Summer

  • The course list below is not exhaustive
  • During advising, students discuss course options to determine what courses to take online or on the UA campus
  • Most courses, whether online or on the UA campus, are 3 credit hours
  • Foreign Language and Natural Sciences are typically 4 credit hours
  • Not all courses may be offered each term

Typical Courses – Fall, Spring and Summer

Course Title Core Area
UAEC 200 College Readiness Course - Prerequisite to enroll in future classes. Elective
AAST 201 Introduction to African American Studies Social and Behavior Science
ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology Social and Behavior Science
ANT 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Social and Behavior Science
ARH 151 Introduction to Visual Arts Fine Arts
ARH 252 Survey of Art I Fine Arts
ARH 253 Survey of Art II Fine Arts
AY 101:102 Introduction to Astronomy and Lab (AY 102 is lab) Natural Science
BSC 108* Introduction to Biology Non-Major I – Cellular Natural Science
BSC 109* Introduction to Biology Non-Major II – Human Natural Science
BSC 114:115 Principles of Biology I and Lab (BSC 115 is lab) (on-campus only) Natural Science
BSC 116:117 Principles of Biology II and Lab (BSC 117 is lab) (Prerequisite: BSC 114/115) (on-campus only) Natural Science
CH 101** General Chemistry and Lab (Prerequisite: MATH 113) (on-campus only) Natural Science
CH 102 General Chemistry and Lab (Prerequisite: CH 100, CH 101) (on-campus only) Natural Science
CH 104 Introduction to Chemistry (on-campus only) Natural Science
CH 105 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (Prerequisite: CH 104) (on-campus only) Natural Science
CHI 101 Elementary Chinese (on-campus only) Foreign Language & Humanities
CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II (on-campus only) Foreign Language & Humanities
CJ 100* Introduction to Criminal Justice Social and Behavior Science
COM 122 Critical Decision-Making (on-campus only) Humanities
COM 123 Public Speaking (on-campus only) Humanities
COM 220 Interpersonal Communication Social and Behavior Science
CS 102** Computer Applications – Credit for this course will not be applied to the requirements for a computer science degree. Computer Science
CS 202 Web Foundations (Prerequisite: CS 102) Computer Science
CS 285 Spreadsheet Applications Computer Science
CS 312 Website Design (Prerequisite: CS 202) Computer Science
EC 110* Principles of Microeconomics (Prerequisite: ACT Math subscore 24; SAT Math subscore 560, New SAT Math subscore 580) Social and Behavior Science
EC 111* Principles of Macroeconomics (Prerequisite: EC 110) Social and Behavior Science
EN 101 Freshman English Composition I (English) Freshman Composition
EN 102 Freshman English Composition II (English) (Prerequisite EN 101) Freshman Composition
EN 209* American Literature I (Prerequisite EN 101 and EN 102) Humanities and Literature
EN 210* American Literature II (Prerequisite: EN 101 and EN 102) Humanities and Literature
FR 101 Elementary French I (on-campus only) Foreign Language & Humanities
FR 102 Elementary French II (Prerequisite: FR 101) (on-campus only) Foreign Language & Humanities
GEO 101 The Dynamic Earth and Lab (on-campus only) Natural Science
GEO 102 The Earth Through Time and Lab (on-campus only) Natural Science
GN 101 Elementary German I (on-campus only) Foreign Language & Humanities
GN 102** Elementary German II (Prerequisite: GN 101) (on-campus only) Foreign Language & Humanities
GY 101 Atmospheric Processes and Patterns and Lab (on-campus only) Natural Science
GY 102 Earth Surface Process and Lab (on-campus only) Natural Science
GY 105 World Regional Geography Social & Behavioral Science
HD 101 Life Span of Human Development Social and Behavior Science
HY 101 Western Civilization to 1648 History
HY 102 Western Civilization Since 1648 History
HY 103 American Civilization to 1865 History
HY 104 American Civilization Since 1865 History
JA 101* Elementary Japanese I Foreign Language and Humanities
JA 102* Elementary Japanese II (Prerequisite: JA 101) Foreign Language and Humanities
JA 201* Intermediate Japanese I (Prerequisite: JA 102 or placement test) Foreign Language and Humanities
JA 202* Intermediate Japanese II (Prerequisite: JA 201) Foreign Language and Humanities
JCM 100 Introduction to Story Social & Behavioral Science
JCM 112 Motion Picture History and Criticism Fine Arts
JCM 200 Foundations of Journalism Practice Humanities
LA 101 Elementary Latin I (on-campus only) Foreign Language and Humanities
MATH 100** Intermediate Algebra (ACT Math subscore: 18; New SAT Math subscore: 480)** (on-campus only) Math
MATH 110* Finite Mathematics (Prerequisite: ACT Math subscore: 18; SAT Math subscore: 440; New SAT Math subscore: 480)** Math
MATH 112* Pre-calculus Algebra (Prerequisite: ACT Math subscore: 24; SAT Math subscore: 560, New SAT Math subscore: 580)** Math
MATH 121* Calculus and Applications – for Business Majors (Prerequisite: MATH 112, ACT Math subscore: 30; SAT Math subscore: 650; New SAT Math subscore: 710)** Math
MATH 125** Calculus I (Prerequisite: MATH 112 and MATH 113; MATH 115; ACT Math subscore: 30; SAT Math subscore: 650; New SAT Math subscore: 710) (on-campus only) Math
MATH 126 Calculus II (Prerequisite: MATH 125) (on-campus only) Math
MC 101 Introduction to Mass Communications Social and Behavior Science
MUS 121 Introduction to Listening (on-campus only) Fine Arts
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics Social and Behavior Science
PH 101 Physics I (Prerequisite: MATH 113) (on-campus only) Natural Science
PH 102 Physics II (Prerequisite: PH 101) (on-campus only) Natural Science
PHL 100* Introduction to Philosophy Humanities
PHL 223 Medical Ethics (on-campus only) Humanities
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology Social and Behavior Science
REL 100 Introduction to Religious Studies Humanities
REL 104 Religion in Pop Culture Humanities
REL 110 Introduction to the Old Testament (on-campus only) Humanities
REL 112 Introduction to the New Testament Humanities
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Social Behavioral
SP 101* Introductory Spanish I Foreign Language and Humanities
SP 102* Introductory Spanish II – Conducted in Spanish (Prerequisite: SP 101) Foreign Language and Humanities
TH 114 Introduction to the Theatre Fine Arts
WS 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies – This course covers sensitive topics and materials Humanities

*Requires proctored exams (information provided in UAEC 200 course)

**Placement test available for this course

Student is placed into the appropriate MATH course, based on ACT/SAT math sub-scores or placement test results.