Quick Facts

Established: 1841
Accrediting Body: SACSCOC
Enrollment: 1,005
Alumni: 16,700
Departments: 14 Majors and Concentrations: 45
Dean: Timothy D. Hall
As the heart of Samford University, Howard College of Arts and Sciences inspires students to a lifetime of inquiry and service through engaged learning, faculty research and vocational discovery within the liberal arts and the Christian ethical and intellectual traditions.

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Mentors Open Doors to Unexpected Careers
Forrest Courtney came to Samford with thoughts of a career in law. Although he was a lifeguard, a career in the ocean would have seemed far-fetched. He didn’t like to wade past his waist on family visits to the beach. “I saw Jaws way too early,” he joked. Now the geography major is a certified professional diver and researcher with an impressive record of coral reef preservation. 
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Growing From Hurts of World Enriches Life, Lipham Tells Graduates
History alumna Nancy Lipham emphasized that life is full of petty slights and opportunities for self-pity, but to live with a sense of victimhood is to miss opportunities for real happiness. “When you turn loose of the pettiness of the world and appreciate the day-to-day, your life will be incredibly richer,” she said. “It will help you feel the joy and peace that comes from God.” 
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Samford University Trustees Approve New Name for Department of Religion
Samford University’s Department of Religion became the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies after approval of the change by the university’s Board of Trustees May 7.