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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Environmental Work of Davenport, Overton Highlighted in New Book
Professors Larry Davenport and Anthony Overton are prominently featured in the new book Saving the Wild South. Author Georgann Eubanks takes a unique approach to documenting endangered native species, telling their stories alongside the biographies of those who are called to understand and preserve them. 
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Thomas Takes Research to SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum
Sarah Thomas, a biology major and neuroscience minor, presented a project she has been working on since she was a sophomore with the guidance of mentor David Johnson. 
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Biology Students, Faculty Lead Shades Creek Cleanup
Marine science major Alice Hunt and professor Betsy Dobbins organized the event and led more than 30 student, faculty and community volunteers in the effort to clean and preserve the creek that flows on the south side of Samford's campus.