Samford University

Samford University

Samford University was founded in 1841 as Howard College. Its first classes were held on January 3, 1842. The college moved to its present campus in 1957. It gained university status on November 9, 1965, and was renamed Samford University in honor of Frank Park Samford. The university campus is spread across an area of around 180 acres in Homewood, Alabama. Samford University offers an array of degrees and programs through the following schools and colleges:

  • Beeson School of Divinity
  • Brock School of Business
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • Howard College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy
  • Metro College
  • Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies
  • School of the Arts

Samford University competes in the Southern Conference and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. Its sports teams are known as the Samford Bulldogs.

Among the famous graduates of Samford University are Deidre Downs, the winner of Miss America 2005; R. Albert Mohler, Jr., the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Charles Crist, the Governor of Florida.

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Environmental Science
Latin American Studies
Computer Science
Educational Leadership And Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, And Curriculum Supervision
Special Education And Teaching, General
Education/Teaching Of The Gifted And Talented
Student Counseling And Personnel Services, Other
Elementary Education And Teaching
Secondary Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Levels And Methods, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General
German Language And Literature
French Language And Literature
Spanish Language And Literature
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General
Latin Language And Literature
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General
Foods, Nutrition, And Related Services, Other
Human Development And Family Studies, General
English Language And Literature, General
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Health And Physical Education/Fitness, General
Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology And Exercise Science
Religion/Religious Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies, Other
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies
Theological And Ministerial Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Work
Youth Services/Administration
Interior Design
Graphic Design
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Music Theory And Composition
Keyboard Instruments
Voice And Opera
Music Pedagogy
Visual And Performing Arts, Other
History, General
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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