Established in 1820, The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa. The University of Alabama, the State of Alabama's oldest public university, is a senior comprehensive doctoral-level institution. The University was established by constitutional provision under statutory mandates and authorizations. Its mission is to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the State through quality programs of teaching, research, and service. The University is proud to offer undergraduate, graduate, and law programs. Enrollment at The University of Alabama is at an all-time high of 20,969 students for Fall 2004, with both the entering freshman class and new graduate students comprising some of the largest and best-qualified classes in UA history. The University combines in itself the following Colleges and School: Arts & Sciences, Commerce and Business Administration, Communication and Information Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Continuing Studies, Education, Engineering, Graduate, Honors, Human Environmental Sciences, Law, Nursing, Social Work.
Culverhouse College of Commerce
The Culverhouse College of Commerce offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies at Culverhouse College of Commerce & Business Administration offers high quality undergraduate and graduate programs in economics and finance which are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in both the public and private sectors of the competitive job market. The programs provide basic economic and financial concepts and knowledge that serve as the foundation for both public policy and business decision-making activity. Furthermore, through the many courses offered in each program, students can specialize in areas such as applied economics, public sector economics, international economics, financial management, investing, and public finance that suit their career development goals. These program courses are taught by a gifted academic faculty that possess years of professional and teaching experience, significant research and scholarly accomplishments, and a dedication toward effectively preparing students for productive, responsible, and professional careers.