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 …

Why I Chose to Major in Kinesiology

Baylee Gaughf Health, Learning

As kids we get asked, “what do you want to be when you get older?” We never really actually know what to say, except to be some crazy superhero we see on television or that we want to be like our moms and dads. When we grow up, we see that college or universities have many different routes of career …

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What College Transfer Students Need to Know

Nathan Collier Experience, Learning, Transfer

Let’s face it – the world of transferring to another college can be a bit of a whirlwind. In one hand, you are balancing the final processes from your most recent academic institution. In a second hand, you are balancing next step conversations with a future academic institution. While in another hand, you are balancing your everyday responsibilities – social life, …

What Student Teaching Taught Me

Anna Newman Education, Faith, Learning

So you want to be a teacher? One of the major steps along the way is student teaching, where college education majors step into a classroom to put their own classroom learning to the test in the real world. We asked Morgan Green, a senior music education major at University of Mobile, to give us an inside look at the …

Learning to Become a Nurse

Anna Newman Learning, Sciences, Transfer

Casey Lunceford is a junior majoring in nursing at University of Mobile’s College of Health Professions. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, baking, and getting coffee with friends. Enjoy this interview where I asked Casey how her experiences and opportunities provided by UM are already preparing her for her future. To begin with, why do you want to …

Prac-ademics Spotlight: Alabama School of the Arts

Kathy Dean Learning

What is Prac-ademics™? It’s a way of learning that is unique to University of Mobile, where “living laboratories” turn head knowledge into heart knowledge. Today we talk with Dr. Al Miller, dean of the Alabama School of the Arts, to find out what Prac-ademics looks like for music and art students at the Christian university in Alabama. Q: How did …