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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Students Observe Rare Cranes, Contribute Data to Amphibian Pathogen Surveillance
Students in professor Kristin Bakkegard’s Field Vertebrate Zoology course had a busy semester away from campus, observing rare bird species, contributing important research for the preservation of invertebrates, and going behind-the-scenes at a natural history museum. 
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Student Research Earns Alabama Academy of Science Honors
Samford Biological and Environmental Sciences students earned top honors at the 2022 meeting for the Alabama Academy of Sciences. 
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Join us for a tailgate reception for retiring professor Dave Johnson starting at 4 p.m. at the April 19 Samford baseball game!