Birmingham-Southern College traces its roots back to 1856, the year the Alabama Legislature chartered Southern University as a Methodist institution; the following year, the school’s cornerstone was laid in Greensboro, Ala.
The faculty and academic programs are here to help you answer that question. Whether you choose a traditional liberal arts major, a pre-professional discipline, or one of our special interdisciplinary programs, you’ll be challenged to do your very best. With small classes, close advising, and hands-on experiences throughout the curriculum, you’ll learn new things in all new ways.
Imagine collaborating with a faculty mentor in your area of interest. Conduct experiments in the natural sciences, research global markets with an economist, test a theoretical model of cooperative behavior among Ugandan farmers, or direct a play. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
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With more than 80 percent of our students living on campus, we want to make the Hilltop your home. We know that your room is more than just a spot to sleep and study - it's the place to discover and learn about yourself. Because community is key at Birmingham-Southern, we require all students to live on campus for their first two years. Most stay all four years because they love the atmosphere and convenience!
The library staff are committed to continuing to meet the needs of the BSC campus community during this unusual time.
The Information Technology Department’s mission is to develop and maintain the infrastructure, facilities and services to provide for the effective use of technology systems to best serve students, alumni, faculty and staff within the mission of Birmingham-Southern College.
Our students’ safety and health are our top priority. Key support for safety is provided by our 18-officer Campus Police Department. Our Office of Counseling and Health Services is staffed by licensed and trained counselors and a full-time nurse.
Your family loves you. They know you. And they push you to be your very best. BSC prides itself on providing a supportive, engaged, residential community—a home away from home. More than 90 percent of our students live on campus, making the Hilltop a place to live, eat, learn, and play together. It’s a place to follow your passions, and maybe find some new ones.
Participation in the activities and events scheduled, promoted, and administered by the Department of Physical Fitness and Recreation will prove to be beneficial to everyone on campus. All students, faculty members, and staff members are invited to take part in any of the programs offered. It is hoped that through this participation, everyone will develop qualities of leadership, cooperation, self-reliance, and a sense of fair play, as well as form friendships that will endure throughout the years.
Birmingham-Southern College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.