Gen Ed Distribution Requirement Notes:
*INTL 360 is applicable to either the social science or humanities general education requirement, but cannot be used to satisfy both.
Language Requirement: A placement exam alone cannot satisfy this requirement for most majors (see Exceptions). For more info, see the World Languages and Cultures section.
Language Credits: Four (4) credits of language are required (202 or higher for most programs; 102 or higher for selected programs). However, many students will complete up to 16 language credits. These additional credits will be applied to the General Electives block of the student’s program, if applicable.
Languages Accepted: All languages offered by Samford (if offered up through the 202 or higher level) are applicable to this requirement, not just those noted above. For a complete list of languages, see the Classics, Religion, and World Languages and Cultures sections.
Exceptions: Students in the School of Business are exempt from completion of a 4-credit language course if placement scores are sufficient.
Double-Dipping Note: Students may not “double-dip” by counting a course for credit in both their major and as a general education distribution requirement, unless otherwise noted in the department section. They may, however, count a general education course towards a minor or a second major, with the exception of students minoring in English or history.
University Fellows Note: University Fellows students follow a unique core curriculum, but adhere to the general education distribution requirements of the various degree programs, as necessary. See the University Fellows Program section for more information.
Study Abroad Note: Courses in London and other international settings may meet general education distribution requirements for humanities, social science, and natural and computational science, subject to approval by the department chair of the course equivalent.