International Year One in General

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in general studies will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class duration

9-13 hours per week

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 14

Award

This program leads to a bachelor's degree at UAB.

Why The University of Alabama at Birmingham?

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally-recognized academic health center.
  • UAB is the biggest research institution in Alabama and the university is the largest employer in the state.
  • UAB offers highly-qualified instructors, facilities with the latest technology, small classes, personalized support, social activities and a welcoming community all contribute to the rich campus experience.
  • Students choose from one-, two- or three-semester Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to UAB provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
Start Dates May
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, GaoKao 110, TOEFL Essentials 6.5.

Dates & fees

May 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 4 May 2022 - Fri 12 August 2022
Wed 24 August 2022 - Fri 9 December 2022

$30,390


Degree program components

120 credit hour program
29-32 credit hours apply from Pathway
88-91 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

ELI 203

Academic English Listening and Speaking

3 Credits

ELI 102

Academic Reading

3 Credits

ELI 101

Academic Writing

3 Credits

TBD

Core Curriculum Course

3 Credits

MA TBD

Math course based on testing

3-4 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

TBD

Core Curriculum Course

3 Credits

TBD

Core Curriculum Course

3 Credits

ELI 205

English Skills for Academic Success

3 Credits

Varies

Exploring UAB or FYE Course offered by major

2-3 Credits

MA TBD

Math course based on testing

3-4 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

African American Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Anthropology-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Art-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Art-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Chemistry-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Communication Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Community Health and Human Services-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Criminal Justice-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Digital Forensics-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Early Childhood Education-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


English-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Foreign Languages-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


General Studies-B.G.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Genetic and Genome Sciences-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Health Care Management-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


High School Education-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


History-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Immunology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


International Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Kinesiology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Mathematics-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Medical Sociology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Music-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Musical Theatre-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Philosophy-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Political Science-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Psychology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Social Work-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Sociology-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Theatre-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Start Dates August January May
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, GaoKao 110, TOEFL Essentials 6.5.

Dates & fees

August 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Tue 16 August 2022 - Fri 9 December 2022
Wed 4 January 2023 - Fri 21 April 2023

$31,300


January 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 4 January 2023 - Fri 21 April 2023
Wed 3 May 2023 - Fri 11 August 2023

$31,300


May 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 3 May 2023 - Fri 11 August 2023
Wed 23 August 2023 - Fri 8 December 2023

$31,300


Degree program components

120 credit hour program
29-32 credit hours apply from Pathway
88-91 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

ELI 203

Academic English Listening and Speaking

3 Credits

ELI 102

Academic Reading

3 Credits

ELI 101

Academic Writing

3 Credits

TBD

Core Curriculum Course

3 Credits

MA TBD

Math course based on testing

3-4 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

TBD

Core Curriculum Course

3 Credits

TBD

Core Curriculum Course

3 Credits

ELI 205

English Skills for Academic Success

3 Credits

Varies

Exploring UAB or FYE Course offered by major

2-3 Credits

MA TBD

Math course based on testing

3-4 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

African American Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Anthropology-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Art-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Art-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Chemistry-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Communication Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Community Health and Human Services-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Criminal Justice-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Digital Forensics-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Early Childhood Education-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


English-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Foreign Languages-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


General Studies-B.G.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Genetic and Genome Sciences-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Health Care Management-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


High School Education-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


History-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Immunology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


International Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Kinesiology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Mathematics-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Medical Sociology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Music-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Musical Theatre-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Philosophy-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Political Science-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Psychology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Social Work-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Sociology-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Theatre-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Start Dates August January May
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, GaoKao 110, TOEFL Essentials 6.5.

Dates & fees

August 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Tue 15 August 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Wed 3 January 2024 - Fri 19 April 2024


January 2024 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 3 January 2024 - Fri 19 April 2024
Wed 1 May 2024 - Fri 16 August 2024


May 2024 start
(2 Semesters)

Wed 1 May 2024 - Fri 16 August 2024
Tue 20 August 2024 - Fri 13 December 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

African American Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Anthropology-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Art-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Art-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Chemistry-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Communication Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Community Health and Human Services-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Criminal Justice-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Digital Forensics-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Early Childhood Education-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


English-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Foreign Languages-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


General Studies-B.G.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Genetic and Genome Sciences-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Health Care Management-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


High School Education-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


History-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Immunology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


International Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Kinesiology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Mathematics-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Medical Sociology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Music-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Musical Theatre-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Philosophy-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Political Science-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Psychology-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Social Work-B.S.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Sociology-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.


Theatre-B.A.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.