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A Major Advantage At Athens State
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Programs in High Demand

A variety of exciting majors, minors, and certificate programs lead to a world of possibilities for Athens State graduates. We offer more than 50 majors and degree options and over 40 minors through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education. If you’re unsure of your specific major, we can help you design a program of study that’s right for you.

We’re Here to Help You Finish Your Degree

Smaller class sizes mean you’ll enjoy personalized attention and support from faculty who are accomplished and respected in their fields. A wide array of choices, unsurpassed flexibility, and expert instruction distinguish Athens State from other universities.

No Two Students Are Quite The Same

Athens State is built for adults who have boldly chosen to complete their college educations with a seamless transition from another school or those who are simply returning to school. Our degree completion programs are structured so you can finish your degree on your terms—on a schedule that fits who you are—and successfully transition to the next phase of your professional career.


A wide variety of sought-after degree programs.

Online Learning

Classes that meet wherever you are.


Programs to take your career to new heights.

Adult Learning

Get credit for knowledge outside the classroom.


  • 50+ Majors
  • 40+ Minors
  • 15:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • 80% Percentage of graduates who are employed within one year after graduation, compared to 55% for all Alabama four-year public institutions
  • 11.3% Athens State graduates' average salaries are 11.3% higher than those of graduates from all other Alabama four-year public institutions