Biological and Environmental Sciences

Whether you are interested in the ecology of the Amazon rainforest, the biodiversity of East Africa, the wonders of field zoology, the excitement of exploring Europe through our London Center, the secrets of modern cell and molecular biology, the stewardship of the environment, the fascination of the medicinal value of plants, or the marvels of the human body, the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences will offer you rich opportunities to develop your interests.

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I learned a lot about the art of education from my time spent in Samford University's biology department. I studied my professor's delivery of their material and demeanor in the classroom just as much as I studied the curriculum they taught. Allan Phipps, Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow Educator 2012, 2010 Broward County (Fla.) Teacher of the Year, 2007 SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm National Environmental Educator of the Year

Students pursue careers in medicine, teaching, research, dentistry, field biology, optometry, marine biology, veterinary medicine, environmental science, and health-related professions.

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Samford To Host Minority Youth Science Academy June 17-20
The three-day residential program offers college preparation and mentoring for outstanding minority high school students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.  
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Biologist Warns of Health Effects of Common Herbicide
Describing himself as feeling not like a prominent scientist but “just a little boy who likes frogs,” Hayes led his audience through his childhood exploration of the forest behind his grandmother’s South Carolina home, his research on amphibians at Harvard and in Africa, and the distinguished scholarly career that some have viewed more as a threat than an inspiration. 
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Biologist Tyrone Hayes To Present March 22 Lecture Honoring Howell, McLaughlin
Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, is widely known for his research and advocacy related to the herbicide atrizine.