University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama (abbreviated UNA) is the first state-chartered college in Alabama, offering a wide range of undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business administration; criminal justice; community counseling; elementary education; secondary education; and more. It was founded in 1830 as LaGrange College. The university is located in the city of Florence, on the literary rich Tennessee River.

Degree programs are offered through four academic colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and College of Nursing and Allied Health.

The College of Nursing & Allied Health offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, MSN online program, and Flex-Track RN to BSN Online program for registered nurses.

The College of Business has the following departments:  Accounting and Business Law; Management and Marketing; Economics and Finance; Computer Information Systems.

The College of Arts and Sciences has the following departments: Department of Art; Biology; Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene; Communications; Criminal Justice; English; Entertainment Industry; Foreign Languages; Geography; History and Political Science; Mathematics and Computer Science; Military Science; Music and Theatre; Physics and Earth Science; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology.

The Department of Art offers major programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

UNA is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist’s degrees. Professional accreditations include the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Music, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, National League of Nursing. It is certified by The American Chemical Society. The Center for English Language Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.

UNA has been recognized by US News World Report as the college worth studying at.


- Placed in Tier 3 among Mater's Universities in the South (US News & World Report 2010).

- Ranked 56th among the top tier Master's Universities in the South in USNWR "America's Best Colleges 2008".

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