About Continuing Studies

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The College of Continuing Studies is “touching lives and creating opportunities” around the world. As a college of a major public university, our role is to provide flexible and innovative educational opportunities, technical assistance and applied research that touches lives and creates opportunities in ways that make a difference and improve our world.

By visiting the sites below you will learn how The College of Continuing Studies is making the incredible resources of The University of Alabama available to everyone, anywhere in the world.

UA Early College is college credit, online, for America’s high school students.

BamaByDistance is highly flexible learning formats for those wanting to earn a UA college degree —regardless of time and distance.

BacktoBama offers past UA students the opportunity to come back and complete their degree via distance or on campus. After evaluation, some students may be eligible for a free course.

Military.ua.edu offers degree programs and services through BamaByDistance for members of our nation’s armed services. UA is a designated “Military Friendly” university and offers the Yellow Ribbon GI program.

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is where seniors are discovering that learning and fun go hand in hand.

New College LifeTrack (formerly External Degree Program) offers adults the opportunity to earn their undergraduate degree through highly flexible schedules and custom designed courses of study. Some students are even eligible to earn academic credit for past work experience.

Professional Development and Training for business and industry is a core component of CCS. Training is offered in key areas including business management, human resources, human services, education, government, real estate, taxation, leadership industrial/technical and Six Sigma.

Environmental and Industrial Programs supports Alabama residents and businesses with a consultation service; an accredited laboratory facility; a technical assistance program; and a training and conference service that develops and administers training programs, including an OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

The Bryant Conference Center is West Alabama’s premier meeting facility, featuring world-class audio-visual systems and flexible setups to accommodate groups from 2-1000.