College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts & Sciences, created in 1919, is Baylor University’s largest academic division and home to approximately 45 percent of all undergraduates. Arts & Sciences courses are the foundation upon which all Baylor students’ educational experiences are built.
Arts & Sciences undergraduates choose from more than 60 majors, all grounded in a robust core curriculum which incorporates the sciences, social sciences, humanities and fine arts.
Baylor offers 16 doctoral and 20 master’s degree programs in disciplines within the College of Arts & Sciences.
The research being done by faculty in Arts & Sciences expands a broad array of knowledge and helps to provide solutions for challenges around the world.
For more than a century, the College of Arts & Sciences has trained men and women to become caring leaders in healthcare delivery, education and research.
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WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2023) – The summer blockbuster Barbie made a big impression on both moviegoers and critics alike. Three faculty members from Baylor University will offer their ideas and takeaways from the film during Living in a Barbie World: A Panel Discussion at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10.
The 2023-2024 Readers Meet the Author series begins on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 12:15 p.m. on the first floor of Moody Memorial Library in the Schumacher Flex Commons. Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English and the Carole McDaniel Hanks Chair in Literature and Culture, will discuss his recently published novel, “Bastille Day” (Paraclete Press, 2023).
WACO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2023) – The noonday sky will put on a spectacular show Saturday, Oct. 14, as the annular solar eclipse will be visible in North America for the first time since 2012. Unlike a total solar eclipse, an annular eclipse means that the outer corona of the sun will be visible, producing a beautiful “Ring of Fire.”
Felipe Hinojosa Joins Baylor to Serve as Jackson Family Chair for Baylor in Latin America.
Academic Department & Programs
The varied departments within Arts & Sciences examine societal needs, discover world languages and cultures, study religion, history and philosophy, and foster creative expression through the arts.
Departments within the College make important contributions to scientific knowledge and support Baylor's status as an R1 research institution. The two academic programs in Arts & Sciences –– Medical Humanities and Aviation Sciences –– provide students with interdisciplinary learning experiences.