Why Double Major?

Noah Walters Business, Learning

As a sophomore at the University of Mobile, I have entertained the idea of quite a few directions to take my studies. At one point I wanted to study theology or English. After much prayer, I decided to go into business school. I have a desire to lead, but I also love to see an idea come to life. This …

5 Keys to Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School

Brian Boyle Graduate Programs, Learning

At a recent university commencement ceremony, a graduate student was overheard telling his family that his diploma should be printed in blood, sweat, tears and coffee. While I’m certain that is true to a large extent, I would be willing to bet that this recent University of Mobile master’s degree recipient would admit that some constructive habits were also a …

5 Things to Know When Going from Homeschool to College

Hailey Morgan Experience, Learning

Coming to college after being homeschooled since fifth grade was a big deal for me. When coming to the University of Mobile, I was anxious to see if my unique method of education would be enough to prepare me for college life. I was extremely excited to discover that there were certain aspects of my homeschooler background that had made …

Why Finance?

Jabraun Bass Business, Learning

Growing up I always had a love for math, numbers and problem solving. As the time to start college slowly crept up on me, I constantly prayed about what God wanted me to do and the direction He wanted for my life. After spending time in prayer, I knew exactly what area God had called me to – business and …

Why Master of Music in Vocal Performance?

Elizabeth Griffin Arts, Learning

To say that my journey in the performing arts is less than typical would be an understatement. Sometimes, I wake up in the morning, still in disbelief that the Lord has ordered my steps in such a way as He has, and I am here at the University of Mobile working toward my Master of Music in vocal performance. And …

Why Sociology?

Zelda Peach Learning, Sciences

Sociology, or the study of human society, has always been a fascinating subject for me. From the intense class debates to the thought-provoking research, sociology has the power to bring out curiosity in anyone. The subject makes one start to question, search for answers and come to sometimes surprising conclusions. To me, sociology is almost the perfect mixture of philosophy, …

Why Government & Law?

Dylan Szymanski Learning, Sciences

Deciding on a major is one of the toughest aspects of going to college. As a matter of fact, it took me quite a while to decide on what major I wanted to pursue. It can be very overwhelming. Nonetheless, I made my decision a few years ago and it has changed my life for the better. I’m currently majoring …

Why Business Management?

Phillip Maddox Business, Learning

I recently changed my major to Business Management and, in the short few months that I have made the change, the Lord has been so faithful in showing me why this change was the right one. Business Management has challenged me by making me think but, more specifically, to think about others first. Getting a business degree opens up a …

Why Marine Science?

Kathryn Gray Experience, Learning, Sciences

Everyone majoring in Marine Science at the University of Mobile is required to spend a summer at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab taking classes specific to our field. This is an incredible program that allows marine biology students at every school in Alabama to spend hands-on time in the field getting in-depth knowledge on all kinds of ocean-related topics. Two …

Tips for Academic Success

Amber Kelley Alumni, Experience, Learning

College is one of the best times of your life. You learn more about yourself, the world around you, and others. It is a time of discovery all around. But you cannot learn without studying. There are many strategies related to studying, and University of Mobile students can learn about them in Freshman Seminar classes and through the Student Success …