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Typical Online Course Options

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 online courses. Academic advisers 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. Fall and spring courses are taught online over a 15 week term. Summer courses online are taught over a 10-week or a 4-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 4-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



Core Area

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 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

CJ 100**

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Social and Behavior Science

COM 220

Interpersonal Communication

Social and Behavior Science

CS 102*

Microcomputer Applications – Credit for this course will not be applied to the requirements for a computer science degree. (Elective)


CS 202

Introduction to the Internet and Information Highway (Prerequisite: CS 102)

Computer Science

CS 205

Microcomputer Applications - Website Design (Prerequisite: CS 202)

Computer Science

CS 285

Microcomputer Applications II (Prerequisite: CS 102)

Computer Science

EC 110**

Principles of Microeconomics (Prerequisite: ACT math sub-score 24; SAT math sub-score 560, New SAT math sub-score 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 102)

Humanities and Literature

EN 210**

American Literature I Since 1865 (Prerequisite: EN 101 and 102)

Humanities and Literature

HD 101

Life Span Human Development

Social and Behavior Science

HY 101

Western Civilization to 1648


HY 102

Western Civilization Since 1648


HY 103

American Civilization to 1865


HY 104

American Civilization Since 1865


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 112

Motion Picture History and Criticism

Fine Arts

JCM 200

Foundations of Journalism and Social Media


MATH 110**

Finite Mathematics (Prerequisite: ACT math sub-score of 18; SAT math sub-score of 440, New SAT math sub-score 480)*


MATH 112**

Pre-calculus Algebra (Prerequisite: ACT math sub-score of 24; SAT math sub-score of 560, New SAT math sub-score 580)*


MATH 121**

Calculus and Applications – for Business Majors (Prerequisite: MATH 112, ACT math sub-score of 30; SAT math sub-score of 650, New SAT math sub-score 710)*


MC 101

Intro to Mass Communications

Social and Behavior Science

PSC 101

Introduction to American Politics

Social and Behavior Science

PHL 100**

Introduction to Philosophy


PY 101

Introduction to Psychology

Social and Behavior Science

REL 100

Introduction to Religious Studies


REL 104

Religion in Pop Culture


REL 112

Introduction to the New Testament


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

UAEC 200

College Readiness Course - Prerequisite to enroll in future classes.


WS 200

Introduction to Women’s Studies - This course covers sensitive topics and materials



*Placement test available for this course

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

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