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Alabama A&M University
4900 Meridian Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35811
256.372.5000
Contact: Venita King
http://www.aamu.edu
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College Overview  
Alabama A&M University is a dynamic and progressive institution with a strong commitment to academic excellence. The picturesque campus is situated on what many alumni and friends fondly refer to as “The Hill,” only a few miles from downtown Huntsville. Serving over 6,000 students, the institution is a diverse and vibrant microcosm of the larger world around it, attracting visits of seven Nobel Laureates. Alabama A&M University offers numerous degree programs, including the Ph.D. degrees in Food Science; Physics; Plant and Soil Science; and Reading/Literacy.

Online Admissions Application: http://www.aamu.edu/admissions/
Quick Facts
Undergrad Population: 4496
Graduate Population: 831
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $12588
Out of State Tuition: $8320
Room & Board: $6260
Applications Due: Fall-June 15; Spr-Nov 1 ($25.00)
Conference: Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
Mascot: Bulldog
Accreditations: SACS,
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 48%
Percent Women: 52%
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Majors Offered
School of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
•Agribusiness
•Community Planning & Urban Studies
•Food & Animal Sciences
•Family & Consumer Sciences
•Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

School of Arts & Sciences
•Chemistry Department
•Physics
•Behavioral Science
•English, Languages, Telecommunications
•Mathematics
•Military Science (ROTC)
•Natural and Physical Sciences
•Physics
•Social Work
•Professional Organizations

School of Business
•Accounting
•Economics & Finance
•Management & Marketing

School of Education
•Communicative Sciences and Disorders
•Curriculum, Teaching & Educational Leadership
•Elementary and Early Childhood Ed
•Health, Physical Educ., and Recreation
•Psychology and Counseling
•Special Education
•Art Program

School of Engineering & Technology
Civil Engineering
•BS in Civil Engineering
Computer Science
•BS in Computer Science
•MS in Computer Science
Contruction Management
•BS in Construction Management
Electrical Engineering
•BS in Computer Engineering
•BS in General Electrical Engineering
•BS in Microelectronics (VLSI)
•M.Eng in Material Engineering (EE emphasis)
Mechanical Engineering
•BS in Mechnical Engineering

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College History
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is a land-grant University. Its support comes from the State of Alabama and federal funds appropriated to assist in carrying on work stipulated by the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. The University is under the control of a board of trustees appointed by the Governor, who serves as ex officio Chairman.

The 131-year-old university was organized in 1875 as the result of a bill passed in the State Legislature in 1873 and through the continued efforts of its first principal and president, William Hooper Councill, an ex-slave. The school opened on May 1, 1875, as the Huntsville Normal School with an appropriation of $1,000 per year, 61 students, and two teachers.

Industrial education was introduced around 1878. It attracted wide attention, and the school was assisted financially by the Slaterand Peabody Funds and by private contributors. The work in industrial education was so successful that the State Legislature authorized the name to be changed to the “State Normal and Industrial School at Huntsville.” The appropriation was increased by the State to $4,000 per year.

In 1891, the school became the recipient of a part of the Federal Land-Grant Fund provided by an act of Congress, approved August 30, 1890. The purpose of this fund was to further training in agriculture and mechanical arts in the various states at the college level.

The name of the school was changed again to “The State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes,” and a new location was provided at Normal, Alabama, where the school would have ample room for the development of its trades and agricultural programs. In 1919, the institution became a junior college, and its name was changed to “The State Agricultural and Mechanical Institute for Negroes.”

In 1939, by authority of the State Board of Education, the Institute was permitted to offer work on the senior college level. The first graduation class since 1920 received the bachelor’s degree in 1941, and on January 14, 1948, the name was again changed to “Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College." On June 26, 1969, the Alabama State Board of Education, the governing body of the institution, adopted a resolution changing the name of the institution to “Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.”

The University received a “Class A” rating by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in August 1946 and became a fully accredited member of the Association in December 1963.
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