Online Education at UWA
A modern university rich with passion and history.
For 175 years the University of West Alabama (UWA) has been providing an enriching academic experience to students throughout the Southeast region of the United States. Since 2002, UWA has expanded its reach by offering undergraduate and graduate programs online.
The Academic Experience at UWA
UWA online courses are developed by the very same faculty teaching on-campus. The University of West Alabama provides online students with technical support, career counseling services, academic advisement, financial advisement, as well as access to the full array of resources in our Julia S. Tutwiler Library. And of course, you are very welcome to come to campus for graduation ceremonies.
You can complete your course work in the privacy of your home or office at times that are convenient to you. There are no overcrowded classrooms, no lost time commuting, or rigid class schedules to contend with. You can even take exams in the comfort of your home. In order to provide additional program integrity, UWA utilizes state of the art technologies for proctoring exams. We've taken the extra steps to ensure that the quality of your course work never comes into question. You earn your degree your way.
College of Business
The mission of the College of Business is to provide quality education in specialized fields of business for a diverse student population, and prepare graduates for leadership roles in the local, national, and global community. College of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
College of Education
The mission of the UWA College of Education is to prepare highly qualified teachers by providing opportunities for teacher education candidates to pursue a quality education and to assist in developing the important attributes of independent thinking, respect for the ideas of others, personal integrity, and character.
The College of Education offerings are accredited by NCATE and include state-approved programs which allow the student to receive licensure by reciprocal agreements in most states. Our College of Education faculty include six nationally board-certified teachers.
Financial aid is available to enrolled students who qualify. Financial aid at UWA may consist of a scholarship, a loan, a grant, or any combination of these. Applicants are highly encouraged to begin the financial aid process by completing a Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA). Our institutional code is 001024.
Beginning the Spring 2011 term, scholarships are available for active duty military personnel.