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 In Oregon Program to Host Information Session March 3
Samford in Oregon gives students the opportunity to spend a fall semester in Oregon’s beautiful Cascade Mountains, earning 17 academic credits during a four-month conversation with professors and other Christian college students who love to read books, ask big questions, confront big ideas and get closer to the land.  
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Spring Biology Lectures to Begin Feb. 12
Samford University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will begin its spring lecture series Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. in Propst Hall 140 (Christenberry Planetarium) as it welcomes McWhorter School of Pharmacy professor Patricia Jumbo-Lucioni, M.D., Ph.D. 
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Samford to Host Fulbright Scholar for Biology Lecture Nov. 14
Ali, a professor at COMSATS University Islamabad and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, will speak on “The Ecological Diversity of Pakistan and the Impact of Climate Change”.