Incoming Freshmen

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The College and University have several research programs of interest to prospective students.

The Emerging Scholars Program introduces first-time freshmen to research.

The Randall Research Scholars Program is a four-year program that begins in the first semester of the students’ freshman years.

Current Students

The McNair Program is open to juniors in all fields of study who comply with the admissions criteria. McNair assists students in research and in locating and funding graduate education.

The College’s Research Connections Program connects new A&S faculty members with undergraduate students.

The Undergraduate Creativity and Research Activity (UCRA) funds undergraduate research and creative projects.

Departmental Honors Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences has several disciplinary honors programs that are open to current students. Students may or may not be in University Honors to participate in disciplinary honors. Most of the disciplinary honors programs require or recommend that students engage in research and complete theses. Current disciplinary honors programs and program contacts are listed below.

Departmental Honors Programs
Department Contact Office Mailing Address
Biology Dr. Patty Sobecky 1320 SEC Box 870344,
Tuscaloosa AL
Chemistry Dr. Michael Jennings 2076 Shelby Hall Box 870336,
Tuscaloosa, AL
English Dr. William Ulmer
Dr. Deborah Weiss
209 Morgan Hall
227 Morgan Hall
Box 870244,
Tuscaloosa, AL
Geology Dr. Fred Andrus 2040 Bevill Bldg. Box 870338,
Tuscaloosa, AL
History Dr. Lawrence Kohl 221 ten Hoor Hall Box  870212,
Tuscaloosa, AL
Philosophy Dr. Norvin Richards 327 ten Hoor Hall Box 870218,
Tuscaloosa, AL
Physics Dr. Patrick LeClair 2012 Bevill Bldg./
110 Gallalee Hall
Box 870324,
Tuscaloosa, AL
Psychology Dr. Beverly Thorn
Dr. Edward Merrell
364-B Gordon Palmer Hall
195 Gordon Palmer Hall
Box 870348,
Tuscaloosa, AL