Samford University offers a challenging curriculum and a rich diversity of exciting academic experiences in 138 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations. Our unique university core curriculum provides a firm foundation for your academic career even before choosing a major. Eleven undergraduate degrees are offered in arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and the arts. At Samford, students can explore a lot of options when selecting a major and a career path.
Samford students benefit from supportive and accomplished faculty, and it is easy to develop a rapport with your instructors. With an 11:1 student to teacher ratio, and most classes under 20 students, you are sure to get to know your teachers who have some of the most inspiring minds anywhere. More than 80 percent of Samford’s full-time faculty holds the highest degree available in their teaching fields, and Samford does not have graduate teaching assistants. You will be nurtured to become an independent thinker and a lifelong learner. Using problem-based learning and other student focused techniques, you will develop competency in a number of lifelong skills, including communication, collaboration and problem solving. Samford’s outstanding faculty is ready to advise and mentor you to achieve success.
Any undergraduate program at Samford is a vigorous learning experience, but some students want to test their learning at the highest level by joining with faculty to conduct original research. These independent research projects represent the culmination of a Samford education. To succeed in these projects, students must draw upon all of their educational experiences, from introductory courses in writing and mathematics to specialized knowledge in their major field. With the technology and other resources of a great university your imagination is your only limitation.
Samford provides the necessary resources to help students achieve success, including a Communication Resource Center/writing lab, mentors and tutors, caring faculty and staff, computer labs with printers, and libraries with more than one million volumes. Samford is committed to providing up-to-date classroom technologies. The entire campus has wireless internet connections available. A 2,000-square-foot conservatory is dedicated entirely to plants that contain chemicals used in medicines or herbal supplements. The Christenberry Planetarium is the largest at an Alabama university.
Samford seeks to engage the global community in learning, faith and service. You can choose from a major such as international trade or world languages. You can participate in a study abroad program, go to Samford’s Daniel House in London, or even choose a semester exchange program with one of Samford’s world-wide partner universities. This is your chance to get involved. Give back. Be a global citizen.
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The University Fellows Program admits fewer than 7 percent of Samford freshmen each year. This highly competitive program provides a series of special opportunities for the most ambitious and intellectually curious students on campus.