2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Biblical and Religious Studies

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Roy E. Ciampa, Chair, Professor; S. Louis and Ann W. Armstrong Chair of Religion 
David R. Bains, Professor
T. Scott McGinnis, Professor
Kenneth B.E. Roxburgh, Professor
James R. Strange, Professor; Charles Jackson Granade and Elizabeth Donald Granade Chair of New Testament 
James R. Barnette, Associate Professor
Lisa J. Battaglia, Associate Professor
Will J. Kynes, Associate Professor
Jeffery M. Leonard, Associate Professor
Jamie T. Boulding, Research Post Doc, Assistant Professor
Rony Kozman, Assistant Professor
Jennifer McClure, Assistant Professor
Josh A. Reeves, Assistant Professor; Director, Center for Science and Religion

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Biblical Studies Major (B.A.)  
Religion Major (B.A.) 
Religion Major w/a Conc in Ministry Leadership (B.A.)  

Biblical Studies Minor 
Ministry & Missions Minor 
Religion Minor 
Theology & Ethics Minor   

The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies offers majors in biblical studies, religion, plus, for students preparing for a career in congregations or other faith-based organizations, religion with a concentration in ministry leadership. All programs earn the bachelor of arts degree. The department also offers four minors: biblical studies, ministry and missions, religion, and theology and ethics.

General Education: University Core Curriculum and Distribution Requirements

See General Education Overview  in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of required and applicable courses.

Students cannot use BREL 200 (Christian Ethics) , BREL 201 (Introduction to World Religions) , or BREL 221 (Christian Theology)  to count towards both the general education humanities requirement and the religion major requirement.




      Biblical & Religious Studies

      Of related interest: UCBF 101 - Biblical Foundations (4) .

      Biblical Languages

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