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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Anthony Overton Appointed to State Charter School Commission
The chair of Samford's Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will serve a two-year term on the Alabama Public Charter School Commission. 
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Overton Named Wallace-Carver Fellow
The honor offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid fellowships at leading research centers and offices. 
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Alumnus Walters Publishes COVID-19 Book for Children
Walters said the book offers hope for containing the current virus and preparation for future pandemics. Written during a year marked by social injustice and unrest, the book also offers a message of equality by featuring a multiracial family and neighborhood, and an African American woman as a doctor who offers the lifesaving lessons.