Mission and Goals

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a research-intensive, internationally-recognized technological university serving Alabama and beyond. Our mission is to explore, discover, create, and communicate knowledge, while educating individuals in leadership, innovation, critical thinking and civic responsibility and inspiring a passion for learning.


UAH is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call  404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of UAH.

Several UAH programs are accredited by their respective accrediting agencies. Academic programs in chemistry are accredited by the American Chemical Society. Eight undergraduate engineering programs (aerospace engineering option in mechanical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and systems, optical, and mechanical) are accredited by the ABET, Inc. Both undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing are accredited by the National League of Nursing. Computer Science holds accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. Programs in music and music education are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. All programs, both undergraduate and graduate, in the College of Administrative Science are accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business-The International Association for Management Education.