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Bryan M. Johnson, Director, Professor of English
Caroline Janeway, Associate Director
Christopher Metress, University Professor
Wilton H. Bunch, Professor of Ethics
Shannon Flynt, Coordinator, Italy Study Abroad; Assistant Professor of Classics
Marissa Grayson, Coordinator, Judge L. Scott Coogler U.S. District Court Fellowships, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Undergraduate Programs and Requirements
Core/General Education Requirements
University Fellows Program
Western Intellectual Tradition Interdisciplinary Minor
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 1310. 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 three-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 (40 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 distribution 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 website: www.samford.edu/fellows.
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