International Year One in Science

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in science 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 hours

9-13 hours per week

Class duration

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size for English language teaching

14

Award

This program leads to a number of bachelor's degrees in science at The University of Alabama at Birmingham including Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Neuroscience and Physics.

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.

Dates & fees

January 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 8 January 2020 to Fri 1 May 2020

Mon 11 May 2020 to Fri 7 August 2020

$25,530

May 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 6 May 2020 to Fri 14 August 2020

Mon 24 August 2020 to Fri 11 December 2020

$25,530

Program grid

International Year One in Science
Program Length
January 8, 2020
May 6, 2020
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

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

Language Requirements

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

Degree Program Components

120 credit hour program 17-32 credit hours apply from Pathway (A) 88-101 credit hours remaining toward degree

ELI 101
Academic Writing *
3
ELI 102
Academic Reading *
3
ELI 203
Academic English Listening and Speaking *
3
ANTH 101
Cultural Anthropology
3
MA TBD
Math course based on testing
3-4
Total 15-16
ELI 205
English Skills for Academic Success *
3
CMST 101
Public Speaking
3
CAS 112
Success in College
1
CH 115
General Chemistry I
4
MA TBD or BY 123
Math course based on testing or Introduction to Biology
3-4
Total 14-15
Program Information
Progression Requirements

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Lab fees may apply.

Online courses fees may apply.

(A) 17-19 credit hours apply toward Biomedical Sciences and Physics, while 30-32 credit hours apply toward Biology and Chemistry

Hours taken in the summer may be fewer than listed due to summer pacing and/or course offerings.

MA TBD: Depending on Math Placement test.

CH 115: Students also need to register for CH 116: Chemistry Lab; must meet math requirements to take CH 115/116.

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Biology-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Biomedical Sciences-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Chemistry-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Genetic and Genome Sciences-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Immunology-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Neuroscience-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Physics-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available

Dates & fees

August 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Tue 18 August 2020 to Fri 11 December 2020

Mon 11 January 2021 to Fri 30 April 2021

*

January 2021 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 6 January 2021 to Fri 30 April 2021

Wed 5 May 2021 to Fri 13 August 2021

*

May 2021 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 5 May 2021 to Fri 13 August 2021

Mon 23 August 2021 to Fri 10 December 2021

*

Program grid

International Year One in Science
Program Length
August 18, 2020
January 6, 2021
May 5, 2021
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

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

Language Requirements

TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Degree Program Components

120 credit hour program 17-32 credit hours apply from Pathway 88-101 credit hours remaining toward degree

ELI 101
Academic Writing *
3
ELI 102
Academic Reading *
3
ELI 203
Academic English Listening and Speaking *
3
ANTH 101
Cultural Anthropology
3
MA TBD
Math course based on testing
3-4
Total 15-16
ELI 205
English Skills for Academic Success *
4
CMST 101
Public Speaking
3
CAS 112
Success in College
1
CH 115
General Chemistry I
4
MA TBD or BY 123
Math course based on testing or Introduction to Biology
3-4
Total 15-16
Program Information
Progression Requirements

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Lab fees may apply. Online courses fees may apply.

17-19 credit hours apply toward Biomedical Sciences and Physics, while 30-32 credit hours apply toward Biology and Chemistry.

Hours taken in the summer may be fewer than listed due to summer pacing and/or course offerings.

If courses have to be substituted due to availability or scheduling, substitutions will come from UAB’s core curriculum, required of all undergraduate students

MA TBD: Depending on Math Placement test.

CH 115: Students also need to register for CH 116: Chemistry Lab; must meet math requirements to take CH 115/116.

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Biology-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Biomedical Sciences-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Chemistry-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Genetic and Genome Sciences-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Immunology-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Neuroscience-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Physics-B.S.

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

Minimum 2.2 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available