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.
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.
From the Chair+
I am convinced that Samford is a place where you can identify and cultivate your gifts and talents.
George Keller, Assistant Dean and Chair
The mission of our department is to investigate modern biology, to explore life processes, systems and interactions, and to develop broadly educated citizens, inspired by a responsibility for the natural world and grounded in the liberal arts tradition.