Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University
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Alabama A&M University was organized in 1875 as a result of an 1873 state bill that established a “State Normal School and University for the Education of the Colored Teachers and Students” and from the efforts of ex-slave William H. Councill who, in 1869 founded its predecessor, The Lincoln Normal School. The doors were opened as The Huntsville Normal School and, after undergoing many changes in curriculum due to the vision of Councill, rose in ranks from a junior college to a fully accredited university in 1963. Then, in 1969, the school became known as Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University.


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Alabama A&M University (AAMU) functions as a teaching, research, and public service institution, including extension. 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.



Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

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-Community Planning & Urban Studies
-Food & Animal Sciences
-Family & Consumer Sciences
-Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences


Arts & Sciences

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-Chemistry Department
-Behavioral Science
-English, Languages, Telecommunications
-Military Science (ROTC)
-Natural and Physical Sciences
-Social Work
-Professional Organizations

-Art Program



School of Business homepage

-Economics & Finance
-Management & Marketing



School of Education homepage

-Communicative Sciences and Disorders
-Curriculum, Teaching & Educational Leadership
-Elementary and Early Childhood Ed
-Health, Physical Educ., and Recreation
-Psychology and Counseling
-Special Education



Engineering & Technology

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Civil Engineering
-BS in Civil Engineering
Computer Science
-BS in Computer Science
-MS in Computer Science
Construction Management
-BS in Construction Management
Electrical Engineering
-BS in Computer Engineering
-BS in General Electrical Engineering
-BS in Microelectronics (VLSI)
-M.Eng in Material Engineering (EE emphasis)
Mechanical Engineering
-BS in Mechanical Engineering

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Style Manual 2011

Distance Education

Procedures Manual

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