Birmingham-Southern College, also known as BSC, is a four-year, private liberal arts institution founded in 1856. Sitting approximately three miles from downtown Birmingham on 192 acres, BSC educates about 1,300 students from all over the world, including 33 states and 19 countries.
Boasting small class sizes (average of 16 students) with a low student to faculty ratio of 13:1, BSC provides students with a focused, attentive classroom setting and encourages each student to pursue their dreams in a supportive educational environment.
BSC offers more than 50 courses of study, with a focus on hands-on experiences and preprofessional preparation. One cornerstone of the BSC curriculum is its January Exploration Term, which encourages students to travel to another country or to complete a research paper or independent creative project. Many students use this time to take internships at prestigious forprofit and not-for-profit organizations, while others travel the country or around the world to gain insightful, handson learning experiences under the guidance of faculty members. Students from across the globe travel to Birmingham-Southern College to explore their passions, gain hands-on experience as they learn, and excel upon graduation.