Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center (ASC) is a resource center designed to facilitate the student’s successful transition through the university. The director and program assistant work with Admissions, the schools, Career Development, Counseling offices, and Disability Resources to provide academic assistance as needed. First-year students, both entering and transfer students, are encouraged to take advantage of the Center’s services.
The ASC assists students in locating campus resources that promote academic success. Interested students can schedule an appointment to discuss their individual situation and needs. The ASC provides additional support and resources to at-risk students; students placed on academic warning may meet individually with faculty or staff mentors for academic success planning, time management development, and general academic guidance and accountability.
Tutoring is available in several general education courses through a partnership between the ASC and various departments. Additionally, the ASC collaborates with the CRC (Communication Resource Center) to fund tutoring not just for oral and written communication assignments, but also to develop students’ critical reading skills. The ASC also maintains a list of private tutors in various subjects. For current tutoring schedules, please contact the ASC or visit the website at www.samford.edu/academic-success-center/.
The ASC also works with faculty and professional advisors to support the advising process. First-year students and transfer students in particular can receive assistance in changing or declaring majors.
FOUN 101 - Foundations
FOUN 102 - Foundations: Special Topics
FOUN 201 - Foundations: Peer Mentoring
FOUN 210 - Foundations Special Topics
Academic Success Center
Bridget Rose, Director
133-C Brooks Hall
Telephone: (205) 726-2229
Academic Success Center
Victoria Smith, Program Assistant
133 Brooks Hall
Telephone: (205) 726-2698
Communication Resource Center
The Communication Resource Center (CRC) is a place for all Samford students to get help with their writing and speaking projects. At any stage of these projects, from brainstorming to presentation, students may consult style manuals and seek help from trained peer tutors. In addition to individual tutoring sessions, the CRC periodically offers workshops on various aspects of oral and written communication.
The CRC also serves faculty, offering workshops and handouts on assigning and assessing oral and written communication.
Communication Resource Center, Brooks 222
Dr. Charlotte Brammer, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.samford.edu/crc
Health Professions Program
The quality of pre-professional training for the health sciences is important not only in establishing a firm base for the professional school curriculum but also in providing an intensive cultural background for a full and satisfying life. The health-oriented professional schools, consequently, urge students to get as broad a general education as possible at the undergraduate level. The liberal arts university continues to be the overwhelming preference of the professional schools for the preparation of students for careers in health professions. Samford University has a long tradition of preparing students for careers as physicians, dentists, optometrists, and veterinarians; alumni serve with distinction in every area of health care.
It should be noted that the professional schools have no preferred major; science majors have no advantage over humanities majors in gaining admission to professional school. Therefore, students are encouraged to major in an area they prefer and might use in the future if their career plans change. However, certain minimum math and science requirements must be completed in order to be competitive in the professional school selection process. Recommended advanced science courses will improve students’ competitive edge as well as their readiness for graduate study.
Entrance requirements vary among professional schools, but the basic required science courses are very similar. While making progress toward completing the University core and general education curricula and major requirements, students also must take the following:
1 year of general biology with lab
1 year of general chemistry with lab
1 year of organic chemistry with lab
1 year of general physics with lab
1 year of mathematics
1 year English composition
The specific courses a student takes will vary somewhat depending on that student’s major; the Health Professions Committee can assist with specific course selection. These minimal courses should be completed during the first three years of study in order to be prepared for professional school admission tests, such as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the Dental Admission Test (DAT), or the Optometry Admission Test (OAT).
The Health Professions Committee works closely with students at all stages of their undergraduate career, answering questions concerning career choice, course selection, professional school preparation, and the application process. The committee also is in regular contact with regional professional schools and their admissions directors. Students are strongly advised to make contact with the Health Professions Committee early in their academic career and regularly update the committee on their progress and plans. This frequent contact is crucial since the committee will prepare the student’s composite letter of recommendation, which is sent to the professional schools as part of the application process. In addition, there are many health professions-related activities throughout each academic year, including visits by professional school admission personnel and practicing health care professionals, and students are encouraged to make the most of these opportunities. Contact the Health Professions Committee through George Keller (chair) at (205) 726-2033, email@example.com, David Garza at (205) 726-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org, or James Angel, (205)726-2717, email@example.com.
Inter-Campus Exchange Program-Birmingham Area Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE)
Samford University cooperates with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Miles College, University of Montevallo, and Birmingham-Southern College in a student exchange program known as the Birmingham Area Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE). The program is designed to expand the undergraduate educational opportunities for students at these institutions. This arrangement affords full-time Samford day students the opportunity to enroll in a course at another institution. Through collaboration, consortium members are able to expand education opportunities in critical areas, such as environmental studies and foreign languages.
Credit for work taken at UAB, Miles, Montevallo, or Birmingham-Southern while a student is enrolled for courses during fall or spring semesters at Samford University will be recorded as if earned at Samford University and will be treated as quality credits, not transfer credits. Students who propose to take courses at UAB, Miles, Montevallo, or Birmingham-Southern must obtain approval from the appropriate academic dean and the Office of Student Records. A student may take only one course in the BACHE program per semester. Registration for this course will be a part of the regular Samford University registration procedure, and students will pay tuition for this course at Samford in the usual manner.
Credit for work taken at UAB, Miles, Montevallo, or Birmingham-Southern during Samford University’s summer terms may be recorded either as exchange credit or as transient credit. Registration for transient credit will be a part of the regular UAB, Miles, Montevallo, or Birmingham Southern registration processes, and students will pay tuition for these courses at either UAB, Miles, Montevallo, or Birmingham-Southern. A Transient Application Form must be completed prior to enrollment. These application forms are available in the Office of Student Records.
International Studies Staff
|Director, Associate Professor of JMC
||David S. Shipley
|Resident Director, London Study Centre
|Study Abroad Coordinator
Samford offers opportunities to travel and study in foreign countries for credit. The purpose of these programs is to prepare Samford students for global citizenship in the 21st century. More specifically, Samford seeks to expose students and faculty to the peoples and cultures of other nations; to provide on-site observation of historical, scientific, and cultural phenomena; and to provide opportunities for foreign language study within the cultural context of the target languages.
Withdrawal and refund policies for international study-abroad programs are different from the policies for on-campus programs. Before registration in any study-abroad program, please see the appropriate office for the policy.
London Programs at Daniel House, Samford’s London Study Centre
As part of its commitment to internationalization of the curriculum, Samford University provides a special opportunity for students and faculty to live and study in one of the most cosmopolitan and culturally rich cities of the world–London. Daniel House, Samford’s London Study Centre, serves as home and classroom to students and faculty throughout the year in a variety of academic programs.
Daniel House is located in the heart of London near Kensington Gardens, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the former residences of Winston Churchill, T.S. Eliot, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Lennon. Over 130 years old, the Victorian townhouse serves as the setting for a semester abroad program during fall and spring semesters for students and professors-inresidence from the Birmingham campus. In addition to courses taught by the Samford professors in their fields, British professors lecture in offerings that focus on British theatre, history, culture, and life. Students may also participate in experiential learning courses to complete their course of study.
During Jan Term, Daniel House is the base for a large number of Samford faculty and students involved in accelerated, special courses that take advantage of the London setting. Two two-week sessions offer a variety of courses focusing on such subjects as art/drama appreciation, English literature, the British health care system, the theology and history of the English Reformation, and London as a world financial center. Students have the option of traveling for the two weeks they are not in class.
Summer Term in London allows students to do an in-depth study in one interdisciplinary course offered in a four-week term. Students may elect to add travel time at the end of their studies.
In addition to an interdisciplinary course taught by the professor-in-residence, courses listed under “Semester Abroad Courses” are offered in the fall and spring Semester Abroad Program only. Courses taught in Jan Term and in the Summer Term in London vary each term. Current information is available from the International Studies Office. For more information on any of the programs based at Daniel House, please contact the International Studies Office in Brooks Hall 130, phone (205) 726-2741, or online at www.samford.edu/international.
All Samford University students are welcome to apply to study at the London Study Centre. The applicant must have a minimum 2.50 GPA, must not be on academic or disciplinary probation, and (with the exception of Jan Term) must have sophomore standing or above at the time of participation. Students must have met all prerequisites or requirements for London classes in which they enroll. A student must maintain these standards prior to departure and throughout the term in London and must abide by participation and housing rules; failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program and return home at the expense of the student.
Cost and Activities
Semester Abroad: A program fee includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta, airport transfers in London, accommodations at Daniel House for 14 weeks, daily continental breakfast, weekly meal allowance, cell phone, medical insurance, weekend excursions, and eight nights at the London theatre. Tuition is billed separately. (Expenses not covered include Greater London transportation, spending money, and individual travel and activities, including the two-week travel break.)
Jan Term: The program fee covers round-trip airfare from Atlanta, accommodations at Daniel House during the term, daily continental breakfast, airport transfers in London, medical insurance, and class activities per selection of the professor. (Expenses not covered include Greater London transportation, spending money, meals other than breakfast, and individual travel and activities.)
Summer Term: The program fee covers round-trip airfare from Atlanta, accommodations at Daniel House during the term, daily continental breakfast, weekly meal allowance, airport transfers in London, and class activities. (Expenses not covered include Greater London transportation, spending money, and individual travel and activities.)
Cancellation and Refund Policy
A different policy applies to the London Programs than the policy for on-campus programs published in this catalog. The London Programs policy is available from the International Studies Office and at the information meeting. Students are advised to read it prior to enrolling in the program. All scholarships and loans held by students may be applied.
Language Study Abroad
Samford’s Department of World Languages and Cultures, through affiliations with other institutions abroad, offers numerous opportunities for living and studying in the culture of the target language.
Summer Programs: Samford in Spain gives students the choice of studying for five or nine weeks at the Estudio Sampere in Madrid. Students can study in France for five weeks during the summer under the tutelage of French professors at the Université Stendhal, Grenoble. Students of German are offered the opportunity to study for five weeks at Sprachinstitut-Trefpunkt in Bamberg, Germany.
Jan Term: Small, intensive Spanish classes are held for three weeks at the Centro Lingüístico Conversa in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.
Internships: In addition, international internships that require the use of another language are arranged on an individual basis in various professional fields, such as business and missions. For more information about these opportunities, contact the Department of World Languages and Cultures at (205) 726-2742 or (205) 726-2747.
Cumberland School of Law International Study Programs
Cumberland School of Law offers opportunities for U.S. law students to study abroad, and for non-U.S. students to study on the Samford campus. Participating U.S. students gain international perspective by studying and living in a legal system and culture different than their own. These programs also enhance the international perspective of students who remain in the U.S., by bringing students from other nations to the Samford campus. A study abroad program in Cambridge, England, gives J.D. students the opportunity for comparative study of U.S., British, and European Union law, in an historic and attractive setting at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Cumberland’s master of comparative law (M.C.L.) degree program is designed for graduate lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and legal educators from outside the U.S., who learn about the U.S. legal system and culture; participants spend two summers taking courses in residence at Cumberland (with the option to attend the Cambridge study-abroad program) and write a thesis. Under a cooperative arrangement between Cumberland and The Norwich Law School at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, British law students have the opportunity to study in the U.S., and Cumberland graduates have the opportunity to study in the U.K. Participating Norwich LL.B students spend a year at Cumberland after their first year of legal studies at Norwich. Two Cumberland J.D. graduates each year are awarded full-tuition scholarships for studies toward an LL.M degree at Norwich.
University Blas Pascal, Argentina
In 2011, Samford established a relationship with The Universidad Blas Pascal (UBP) in Córdoba, Argentina. Blas Pascal (named after the French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal) is the largest private University in Córdoba. UBP offers a special school for foreign students as well as regular university courses. Advanced students will have to prove advanced proficiency in Spanish before being allowed to take regular university courses. UBP offers a wide variety of courses, mainly in Spanish, but also offers some courses in English, primarily in the English department. Internships and service learning opportunities are also possible.
Samford University and The Blas Pascal University have a direct exchange agreement. Up to two Samford students may go to Córdoba each fall semester. Samford students who choose to take courses in Córdoba are responsible for the following: Samford tuition, travel costs to Córdoba, the cost of room and board in Córdoba, and other incidental costs. Although a specific level of Spanish language ability is not required, it is strongly suggested that students have at least an intermediate proficiency in Spanish prior to going to Córdoba, with advanced being preferred. Students interested in applying to UBP should contact the International Studies Director in Brooks Hall or call (205) 726-2741 by April 1.
Fall Term only: August to December.
The Université du Québéc à Chicoutimi, Canada
The Université du Québéc at Chicoutimi (UQAC) is one of the smaller branches of the UQ system with fewer than 7,000 students. UQAC has a small and easy to navigate campus located on the edge of downtown Chicoutimi. Students with less advanced French will take courses in the Ecole de langue française et culture québécoise. More advanced students may take regular university courses, after passing a proficiency exam. UQAC offers a full curriculum as expected at a full branch of the largest university system in the province. Most courses are in French; however, there are some offerings in English. Internships and service learning possibilities exist.
Samford University and The Université du Québéc at Chicoutimi initiated a direct exchange agreement in 2012. Up to two Samford students may go to Chicoutimi each fall semester. Samford students who choose to take courses in Chicoutimi are responsible for the following: Samford tuition, travel costs to Chicoutimi, the cost of room and board in Chicoutimi, and other incidental costs. Although a specific level of French language ability is not required, it is strongly suggested that students have at least an intermediate proficiency in French prior to going to Chicoutimi. Students interested in applying to UQAC should contact the International Studies Director in Brooks Hall or call (205) 726-2741 by April 1.
Fall Term only: August to December.
Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten, Germany
In 2006, Samford University established an exchange program with Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten. Located in the picturesque town of Weingarten, the city forms part of a thriving community in southern Germany near both Lake Constance and the Alps. In 1958, Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten was renamed as an educational university. The majority of students at the University of Education follow the basic undergraduate curriculum in education. These courses are divided into degree tracks for primary/junior and secondary/high school. The university offers a wide variety of subjects for teacher training, including humanities, fine arts, and physical education. Samford exchange students may study at the university for either one semester or a full year. Samford students pay Samford tuition and are responsible for room, board, round-trip transportation, local transportation, medical insurance and health service fees, passport and visa costs, course materials, and personal and incidental expenses. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Junior and seniors who are interested in applying to Weingarten should contact the International Studies Director in Brooks Hall or call (205) 726-2741 early in the semester prior to intended attendance.
Hong Kong Baptist University
Samford established a relationship with Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) during the 1997-98 academic year, which allows students to study there for one or two semesters. Hong Kong Baptist University is a highly respected university founded by Baptists and serves a multicultural mix of students from around the world. Coursework is offered in English in almost all areas of undergraduate study that Samford has. There should be no difficulty in arranging courses at HKBU that will meet major requirements at Samford.
Samford students approved to attend HKBU pay Samford tuition. In addition, the student is responsible for the cost of accommodations, meals, round-trip airfare, an administration fee set by HKBU, and other personal expenses. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Junior or senior students interested in applying to HKBU should contact the International Studies Director in Brooks Hall or call (205) 726-2741 early in the semester prior to attendance.
Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul Women’s University offers an exchange program during the fall and spring terms. Semester exchange students will earn 12-18 credits, applied appropriately. Samford students pay Samford tuition and are responsible for room, board, round-trip transportation to Seoul, local transportation in Korea, medical insurance and health service fees, passport and visa costs, course materials, and personal and incidental expenses. The language of instruction is English. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Also available is the Bahrom International Program, a three-credit, four-week summer program that guides the students to experience various aspects of Korean culture: history, contemporary issues, religion and thought, architecture, food, film, politics, economics, music and more. All participants are matched with a Korean partner. The language of instruction is English. Accepted students pay Samford tuition; there is a registration fee. Participants pay additional personal expenses including round-trip airfare. A valid passport and a student visa are required. For more information and an application form, contact the International Studies Director in Brooks Hall or call (205) 726-2741.
International/Semester Abroad Courses
Because of the nature of the program and the small number of participants in a semester, course offerings are limited. It is recommended that students contact the International Studies Office early in their academic career to plan for a semester abroad.
INTL 200 - The British Theatre
INTL 201 - Music and Art in London
INTL 202 - Appreciation with a British Accent
INTL 330 - International Internship
INTL 360 - British Heritage and Culture
INTL 399 - International Study Topics
INTL 430 - International Independent Study
CLAS 361 - Bridging London
GEOG 361 - Bridging London
HIST 361 - Bridging London
JMC 361 - Bridging London
POLS 361 - Bridging London
SOCI 361 - Bridging London
Other courses vary. Current information is available from the International Studies Office.
NOTE: At press time, fees applicable to international or London programs were not available. Contact the International Studies Office for exact amounts, payment due dates, and/or cancellation and refund policies (726-2741). See also the Bursar’s Office Web site for the latest tuition and fee info: www.samford.edu/admin/bursar/fees.html.
Students who have an interest in attending law school may select any major but should contact Assistant Professor of Political Science, Marissa Grayson, to receive information and correspondence regarding law school preparation. First-year students undecided about their major may wish to be advised by a pre-law advisor until they choose their major. Pre-law students can participate in the Samford Pre-Law Society and Mock Trial Competition; each offers valuable knowledge and expertise.
Samford and the Cumberland School of Law have created an accelerated law degree program which permits a Samford student who has completed three-fourths of the work acceptable for a bachelor’s degree to be admitted to the law school. After successful completion of the first year of classes at Cumberland, the student will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in his/her undergraduate major. This program will be available to Samford students from any undergraduate major but requires careful advisement and documentation in order to ensure bachelor’s completion.
Samford Pre-Law Society
The Samford Pre-Law Society is an organization of pre-law students who meet regularly to sponsor speakers, interviews, or information sessions on topics of interest to pre-law students. The Samford Pre-Law Society is an official campus organization that is governed by students with an advisory board of faculty and staff members who have expertise in helping students apply to law school. Any Samford student is eligible to join and to participate in its meetings.
Admission to Law School
Throughout the year, the program will sponsor workshops featuring practical guidance in taking the LSAT and in putting together the application package. Among the speakers and participants are other undergraduate students who are currently taking the LSAT and applying for law school, law students who offer advice on the law school experience, and representatives from law schools around the country.
For the majority of law schools, the most important parts of the application package are academic performance and LSAT scores. Therefore, students should concentrate on making their best grades in a challenging course of study, as well as on preparing for the LSAT. Extracurricular activities, particularly those that involve community service, may also carry some weight. Recommendations of your potential for success are also important, but recommendations from teachers who know your abilities are by far the most valuable.
PLAW 100 - Mock Trial
Samford does not recommend a particular major but does recommend a challenging, rigorous undergraduate curriculum that places emphasis upon developing the student’s experience and skill in reading comprehension, in the use of language, in understanding human institutions and values, and in critical analysis. A student should consider his or her area of special aptitude. The pre-law student at Samford must first satisfy the University Core Curriculum and General Education
Requirements. In addition, the student should:
- Choose a major.
- Select an advisor in that major field.
- Complete the required curriculum in the major and minor fields or concentration.
Guidelines adapted from those prepared by the Pre-Law Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
A sound legal education will build upon and further refine the skills, values and knowledge that you already possess. The student who comes to law school lacking a broad range of basic skills and knowledge will face a difficult challenge.
Core Skills and Values:
- Analytic/Problem-Solving Skills
- Critical Reading
- Writing Skills
- Oral Communication/Listening Abilities
- General Research Skills
- Task Organization/Management Skills
- Public Service and Promotion of Justice
If you wish to prepare adequately for a legal education, and for a career in law or for other professional service that involves the use of lawyering skills, you should seek educational, extracurricular and life experiences that will assist you in developing those attributes.
In addition to the fundamental skills and values listed above, there are some basic areas of knowledge that are helpful to a legal education and to the development of a competent lawyer:
- A broad understanding of history, including the various factors (social, political, economic, and cultural) that have influenced the development of our society in the United States.
- A fundamental understanding of political thought and of the contemporary American political system.
- Some basic mathematical and financial skills, such as an understanding of basic pre-calculus mathematics and an ability to analyze financial data.
- A basic understanding of human behavior and social interaction.
- An understanding of diverse cultures within and beyond the United States, of international institutions and issues, of world events, and of the increasing interdependence of the nations and communities within our world.
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Air Force ROTC
Travis D. Dixon, Professor, Aerospace Studies
Holly R. Jaenz, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Studies
Undergraduate Programs and Requirements
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Program is offered at Samford University and to students at cross-town schools in the Birmingham area including: Birmingham-Southern College, Miles College, University of Montevallo, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and Jefferson State Community College. Students enrolling will attend class at Samford or UAB. Call the Detachment for course offering details. Students will need the class and lab schedule from the Detachment to help avoid scheduling conflicts (205) 726-2859.
The AFROTC provides college men and women the opportunity to earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force upon graduation from college. The program is divided into the General Military Course (GMC) and the Professional Officer Course (POC). The GMC includes the freshman-level and sophomore-level courses and is open to all students without military obligation. The POC includes the junior-level and senior-level courses for those committed to service on active duty. Uniforms and textbooks for all aerospace studies courses are provided at no charge.
Some freshmen enter AFROTC with a four-year college scholarship. Interested high school students should apply online at www.afrotc.com. Applications are due by December 1 of their senior year in high school.
Most freshmen and sophomores enter AFROTC without a scholarship. Once in the AFROTC program, these students may apply for in-college scholarships. For additional information, contact the AFROTC at Samford University, (205) 726-2859.
Freshmen and sophomores are able to compete for two-year and three-year scholarships through the In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) that provides funds for tuition, books, and a monthly tax-free stipend. Air Force scholarships cannot be used to pay for room and board.
Leadership Laboratory (LLab)
Leadership Laboratory is an integral part of the AFROTC Program. Each academic class has an associated leadership laboratory that meets for two hours each week. It provides an opportunity for students to apply classroom teachings in a military training environment. Instruction is conducted within the framework of an organized cadet corps with a progression of experiences designed to develop leadership skills. Leadership Laboratory involves a study of the life and work of Air Force junior officers. Students develop their leadership potential in a practical, supervised laboratory.
The first two years of Leadership Laboratory involve activities classified as initial leadership experiences. This includes studying Air Force customs, courtesies, drill and ceremonies; giving military commands; instructing, correcting, and evaluating the preceding skills; studying the environment of an Air Force base; and learning about career opportunities available to commissioned officers.
The last two years of LLab consist of activities classified as advanced leadership experiences. They involve planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and controlling the military activities of the cadet corps; preparing and presenting briefings and other oral and written communications; providing interviews, guidance, and information to increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets.
All cadets pursuing a commission through the AFROTC must complete Field Training. It is offered during the summer months at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and normally occurs between the sophomore and junior years. It is an intense training environment designed to orient students toward service in the United States Air Force. The major areas of study include officership training, aircraft and aircrew orientation, career orientation, survival training, Air Force environment, and physical training.
Air Force ROTC Courses
Classes conducted at Samford University and UAB. Call Detachment for course schedule (205) 726-2859.
AERO 101 - The Air Force Today I
AERO 102 - The Air Force Today II
AERO 201 - Development of Air Power I
AERO 202 - Development of Air Power II
AERO 300 - Field Training
AERO 301 - Air Force Leadership and Management I
AERO 302 - Air Force Leadership and Management II
AERO 401 - National Security Policy I
AERO 402 - National Security Policy II
Air Force ROTC Programs
The Army ROTC office is located on the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) campus. Under the Cooperative Exchange Program and a partnership agreement, Samford University students are eligible to participate. Course credits are granted on a semester credit/hour basis. Registration for the classes should be coordinated through the student’s advisor. UAB parking permits may be picked up in Samford Office of Student Records.
University Fellows Program
University Fellows Staff
|Director, Associate Professor of English
||Bryan M. Johnson
|Professor of Ethics
||Wilton H. Bunch
|Coordinator, Great Ideas Summer Institute; Associate Professor of History
|Coordinator, Italy Program; Assistant Professor of Classics
The University Fellows Program is limited to 40 students per year. Applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 28 or SAT-I score of 1260. However, successful applicants typically have a minimum ACT score of 30 or SAT-I score of 1340. Likewise, candidates should have a minimum 3.75 overall high school GPA with a strong record in core academic subjects. Preference is given to applicants who have completed rigorous coursework in high school, such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs, as well as students who have distinguished themselves through extracurricular academic experiences. In addition to its innovative liberal arts curriculum, the University Fellows Program offers undergraduate research support and international study opportunities (including a two-week trip to Rome during Jan Term of the sophomore year), and provides ambitious students a chance to develop close working relationships with distinguished faculty.
All students in the University Fellows Program will complete a University Fellows Core Curriculum (38-46 hours). Additional courses in general education are also required to provide the foundation for more specialized courses in the major. In some cases the particular course required to satisfy a general education requirement is specified in the major. Students should consult the section of the catalog that describes the major under consideration to learn more about these special requirements.
To progress through and to graduate from the University Fellows Program, students should have a minimum 3.00 GPA in Samford coursework and overall. In addition, University Fellows are required to support the program at recruiting events, discussion series, and community activities. They are expected to represent the program well within the Samford community and to hold themselves to high standards of integrity in their academic and social endeavors. Students receive additional guidelines in the official University Fellows admission letter.
All University Fellows must begin the program in the fall semester of their freshman year.
For more information, see the University Fellows Web site: www.samford.edu/fellows.
University Fellows Courses
UFEN 300 - England and the Western Intellectual Tradition
UFST 400 - University Fellows: Special Topics
University Fellows Program Degree Requirements