What’s Happening on The Hill
Each month we feature Alabama A&M University's top 10, most noteworthy student and campus achievements.
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New Degree Programs
In addition to online degree programs in management, educational leadership, liberal studies and computer science, AAMU has added new degree programs in systems material engineering, construction management, cultural studies, general music, entrepreneurship, sports management, communications specialist, plant biotechnology, animal bio-health technology, kinesiology, and concentrations/minors in undergraduate biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, plant biotechnology and cyber security.
University Designations Include “Bronze Military Friendly School” and “Best Value College”
AAMU has been designated as a Bronze Military Friendly School and is among the elite schools competing for military students. The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace the nation’s military personnel.
AAMU is also one of 15 universities in Alabama to be designated as a “Best Value College” based upon its affordability, graduation rates, acceptance rates, and return on investment.
Aayana Ingram, AAMU Rising Senior, featured by the Duke University Department of Political Science for Research Contributions
A dean’s scholar, Aayana’s research interests focus on African American politics, ethics, and the political attitudes of black students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) compared to those who attend predominantly white institutions (PWI). Last summer, for the second time in a row, Aayana had the opportunity to intern with the Department of Energy conducting research on bioenergy sustainability. She presented her research at the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Degree Production Rankings
In 2017, The Hundred-Seven.org recognized AAMU as one of only three HBCUs among the Top 50 producers of African-American STEM graduates in five core STEM categories. AAMU enrolls and graduates the largest number of minority STEM majors in the state of Alabama. Of the STEM majors, 50.4% are women.