Samford University requires a minimum of 128 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Samford University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Samford University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts and IB credits. Additionally, Samford University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 78% of students who start college at Samford University graduate within six years.
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Reminder: Samford University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Samford University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Samford University.
Reminder: Check with Samford University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Samford University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Samford University. Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major. Samford University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
🟨 Check with Samford University directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.
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🟨 Samford University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the University Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Samford University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn University and Mercer University
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Samford University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Samford University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Samford University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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