What is your i-factor?

Message from the Dean


Welcome to Samford! If you're a student considering your college choices, let me give you a few reasons to consider majoring in one of the many subjects offered in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences:

An emphasis on lasting value

Students are sometimes attracted to "fad" courses and "practical degrees." Neither of these has much lasting value. A few years ago taking a course on "Working with Windows XP" or "How to Program your Palm Pilot" would have been trendy. Now, having such courses on your transcript would be an embarassment. At Samford our emphasis is on those ideas that have stood the test of time.


The Arts & Sciences Program for Independent Research (ASPIRE) is a one-on-one, faculty-guided guided summer research experience for undergraduates. These research projects have helped Samford students win prestigious national awards, serve on panels alongside established scholars at regional and national meetings, and earn fellowships at outstanding graduate and professional schools. 

Individual donors provide most of the funding for ASPIRE.

Click here to learn more and join us in supporting this vitally important program!