University of Alabama in Huntsville, also called UA Huntsville or UAH, is a coeducational, public university situated in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. It was established in 1969. UA Huntsville is well-known for its science and engineering programs, especially its programs in atmospheric science and astrophysics.
The university offers enrollment to more than 7,000 students. UA Huntsville offers doctoral, master, and baccalaureate degree programs through its five colleges:
UA Huntsville's mascot is the Chargers. The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The athletics department fields ice hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, track & field, and tennis teams. Renowned alumni of UA Huntsville are Jan Davis, astronaut; John S. Hendricks, founder of Discovery Communications; and Jim Hudson, founder of Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology.
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