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Una Ranked 10th Nationally In Accelerated History Degree

Nov. 16, 2020

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392 FLORENCE, AL - The History degree on the University of North Alabama campus has been ranked 10th among the most accelerated to completion at four year colleges and universities across the United States. The ranking was released by Bachelor's Degree Center, a free guide to on-campus and online bachelor's degree programs in all disciplines. "The Department of History provides a program staffed by outstanding and dedicated faculty with a wide range of courses and individual attention," said Dr. Sara Lynn Baird, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "Many of our students are seeking programs that offer skill development in areas such as writing, critical thinking, creativity, analytical reasoning, and innovation, which are hallmarks of curricula in history. Especially for non-traditional students who may be working or raising a family, the ability to complete their degree quickly is critically important." The History program at UNA allows its students to complete their degree while still providing the benefits of outstanding faculty, varied course options, and individual attention, Baird said. Students sometimes take as many as five to six years to complete their degree, so this ranking is acknowledgement of the initiative that encourages students to finish in four years, instead. "At UNA, we provide pathways for students to accelerate their paths to graduation," said Dr. Amber Paulk, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Online Education. "Our Finish in Four Initiative includes banded tuition, which charges students a flat rate for 15-plus credit hours and reduces the cost of their education. UNA also offers a rich catalog of summer course offerings, winter session, a compressed academic term between fall and spring terms, and 8-week general education courses to help students stay on track to graduate in four years or less." About The University of North Alabama The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA islocated within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/