MISSION OF THE COLLEGE
Birmingham‑Southern College provides a liberal arts education of
distinctive quality. The College challenges students to think independently,
to examine the arts and sciences aesthetically and critically, and to
communicate clearly. It fosters the advancement of scholarship, personal
and resourceful learning, and comprehensive advising.
The total educational experience at Birmingham‑Southern College
focuses on individual students and their intellectual and ethical
development, and offers opportunities for spiritual and physical
well‑being. The academic program challenges students to understand a
range of disciplines and requires the in‑depth study of one. The College
is distinguished by a dedicated faculty, undergraduate scholarship and
research, exploration term, leadership studies and service-learning,
cross‑cultural opportunities, and on‑ and off‑campus mentor relationships.
Birmingham‑Southern College operates under the auspices of the
Alabama‑West Florida and North Alabama Conferences of the United
Methodist Church, with its most responsible service to the Church being to
perform its educational mission with distinction.