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4900 Meridian Street N
Huntsville, Alabama 35811 - 7500
Main Phone: 256.372.5000
Main Contact: Venita King

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Alabama A&M University

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) is a historic, student-friendly and community-focused institution of higher learning. Reflecting on its heritage as a historical black college and university (HBCU) and a traditional 1890 land-grant institution, AAMU functions as a teaching, research and public service institution, including extension. Founded in 1875 by a former slave, Dr. William Hooper Councill, AAMU is a dynamic and progressive institution with a strong commitment to academic excellence. The serene, intimate campus is situated on “The Hill,” only a short distance from downtown Huntsville, the site of the school’s founding.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University provides more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs and concentrations, a diverse international faculty, 50 plus student organizations, and an extensive alumni network comprised of politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists, authors, artist, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage.

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
Accounting and Finance
-Minor in Finance
-Minor in Accounting
-Bachelor of Science in Accounting
-Bachelor of Science in Finance

Biological and Environmental Sciences
-Minor in Biology
-Minor in Environmental Health
-Minor in Fisheries
-Minor in Remote Sensing and GIS
-Bachelor of Science in Biology
-Bachelor of Science in Plant Biotechnology
-Bachelor of Science in Forestry
-Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
-Minor in Wildlife Biology
Community and Regional Planning
-Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
-Minor in Computer Science
-Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
-Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
English and Foreign Languages
-Minor in English
-Bachelor of Arts in English
Family and Consumer Sciences
-Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences
Food and Animal Sciences
-Bachelor of Science in Animal Bio-Health Sciences
-Bachelor of Science in Food Science
Health Sciences, Human Performance and Communicative Disorders
-Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
-Minor in Sport Management
-Bachelor of Science in Communicative Sciences & Disorders
-Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Management, Marketing and Logistics
-Minor in Business Administration
-Minor in Entrepreneurship
-Business Administration Concentration in Management Information Systems
-Business Administration Concentration in International Business
-Minor in Marketing
-Minor in Management
-Minor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
-Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
-Bachelor of Science in Management
-Bachelor of Science in Marketing
-Bachelor of Science in Management Online
-Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
-Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
Mechanical & Civil Engineering and Construction Management
-Mechanical & Civil Engineering and Construction Management
-Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
-Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
-Minor in Chemistry
-Minor in Applied Statistics
-Minor in Forensic Chemistry
-Minor in Mathematics
-Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
-Bachelor of Science in Physics
-Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Social Sciences
-Minor in Criminal Justice
-Minor in Philosophy
-Minor in Sociology
-Minor in Political Science
-Minor in History
-Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
-Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
-Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Social Work, Psychology and Counseling
-Minor in Psychology
-Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
-Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Teacher Education and Leadership
-Bachelor of Science in Special Education
-Bachelor of Science in Pre-Elementary Education
-Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Visual, Performing and Communication Arts
-Bachelor of Arts in Communications Media
-Minor in Communications Media
-Minor in Art History
-Concentration in Music Education
-Minor in Studio Art
-Minor in Graphic Design
-Bachelor of Music in Music
-Bachelor Arts in Visual Arts
Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Dance, Radio Station, Sororities, Student Newspaper
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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