Undergraduate Majors

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

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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