Undergraduate Majors

Classics

Samford’s Classics Major offers an outstanding education in Greek and Latin prose and poetry in the original languages, as well as the history and culture of the classical world and its importance for the 21st century. Our academic emphasis and travel opportunities provide outstanding preparation for careers in ministry, medicine, education, religion, government and law.
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Greek

The Greek Major emphasizes the prose and poetry of ancient Greece, travel opportunities and courses in the history and culture of the classical world as outstanding preparation for graduate study and careers in ministry, education, history, archaeology, religion, political science, law and philosophy.
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Latin

The Latin Major’s emphasis on prose and poetry, travel opportunities and courses in the history and culture of the classical world creates a foundation for graduate study and careers in medicine, ministry, education, history, archaeology, religion, political science, philosophy and law.
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Philosophy

Samford’s Philosophy major equips students to think in an informed and reflective way about the perennially important issues of life—morality, the nature of truth and reality, how we know the world, beauty and art, faith and reason, evil and suffering, justice and society. Students learn to formulate opinions on these issues by engaging the best representatives in the history of philosophy. They also develop the skills of inquiry, analysis, communication, and decision-making that will distinguish them in any profession.
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Philosophy and Religion

Students in the Philosophy and Religion major engage with rich and informative philosophical reflections on religion, and develop understanding of the various and important aspects of religious belief, including the relationship between reason and faith, life after death, and arguments for God’s existence. It’s an outstanding course of study for students preparing for graduate education and careers in education and ministry.
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Science and Religion

The Science and Religion major equips students to address issues arising at the intersection of science and religion. It’s an ideal second major for students studying biology, computer science, health care, religion, journalism and sociology. Students in the major develop essential professional skills of critical thinking and communication, and choose a specialized area of concentration that opens doors to their individual professional calling.
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Undergraduate Minors

Classics

The Classics Minor is an excellent choice for students called to law, ministry, government, religion, archaeology, education and any other career that values historical perspective and traditions, language skills, philosophical sophistication and international experience.
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Greek

A Greek Minor serves many callings, and is especially valuable as preparation for graduate study and careers in ministry, religion, classics, archaeology, philosophy and education.
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Latin

Our Latin Minor pairs well with majors related to classics, medicine, ministry, education, history, archaeology, political science, philosophy and law.
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Medical Ethics

The Medical Ethics minor promotes the study of the ethical foundations of medicine and health care through a multidisciplinary study of philosophy, theology, literature and ethics. It’s an outstanding complement to any health care degree and a solid foundation for ethical medical practice.
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Philosophy

A minor in philosophy helps students think in an informed and reflective way about the perennially important issues of life—morality, the nature of truth and reality, how we know the world, beauty and art, faith and reason, evil and suffering, justice and society. The minor complements all disciplines, and is especially valuable for business majors because it helps them develop core skills of entrepreneurship, including debate, comfort with the uncomfortable, seeing the big picture in the smallest details, keeping emotions in check, dissecting complex problems and distinguishing the truth.
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Science and Religion

The Science and Religion minor equips students to address issues arising at the intersection of science and religion. It’s an ideal complement to majors in biology, computer science, health care, religion, journalism and sociology.
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