Birmingham-Southern College - Bachelor's Degree

BSC engages its students for professional as well as personal development, to meet the challenges in the community as well as globally. Incorporating its motto 'Explore, Experience, Excel', the institute provides learning and scholarship environment along with wider perspectives.

  • Average Tuition USD 33,128

School Description

The institute began as Southern University in 1856. It later collaborated with Birmingham University (found in 1898), on May 30, 1918 and came to be known as Birmingham-Southern College, offering 25 majors and 25 minors in liberal arts. It was recognized by Phi Beta Kappa in 1937. The institute is honored to have notable alumni in the field of arts: Ray Reach (Dir. of Student - Jazz Hall of Fame and Owner - Magic City Music Productions) and Alexander Gelman (Producing Artistic Director - Organic Theater Company).

Bachelor Programs

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    American Studies

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Art History

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Biology

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Childhood Education

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Classics

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Economics

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Education

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Engineering

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    English

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    History

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    International Relations

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Latin

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Media Studies

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Music

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Music Education

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music Education. The program offers courses that focus on the teaching and learning of music.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Nursing

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Physics

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Political Science

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Psychology

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Religion

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological knowledge of Religion. The program offers courses that focus on phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Science

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Science Education

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Science Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of teaching science-related subject matter at various educational levels.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Sociology

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Spanish

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254, United States

    Teaching

    USD 33,128 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

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    Established in 1856

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    It is one of the three institutes sheltering Phi Beta Kappa in Alabama and among ten percent of the country's higher education institutions that shelter Phi Beta Kappa chapters.

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          • M
            2006-2011, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            The quality of education at BSC is absolutely top notch.

          • L
            1998-2002, B.S.

            Cannot say enough great things about BSC. I loved my time there and know that it has prepared me well for all aspects of my life!

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            1975-1977, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Professors and staff at BSC not only are willing to give students personal attention ... they even encourage it. This makes a huge difference in the learning experience.