From past debates over cosmology and origins, to current concerns about stem
cell research, consciousness, and the environment, to future apprehensions
involving genetic engineering, robot intelligence and artificial life, humans
are challenged to understand how (and even if) one’s religious heritage can be
reconciled with the relentless and accelerating pace of scientific insight. At
Samford University, we believe that such a challenge can be met, but not by
constructing a convenient yet false dichotomy between science and religion nor
by yielding to naïve views of either. Only by confronting head-on those issues
at the interface of science and religion can one hope to develop a coherent
response that preserves the dignity and relevance of each in light of the other.
Only such an approach holds the promise for each to provide insight into the
other. To this end, Samford offers a B.S. degree in Science and Religion.
Students pursuing this degree acquire a rigorous background that
prepares them to understand the issues, fosters their creative thinking
abilities, equips them to make a positive contribution to the science and
religion dialogue, and offers an exciting route to a number of post-graduation