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 (March 22, 2023) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from United States universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2024 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2024.
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2023) – Dr. Annie Ginty, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2023 Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2023) - Described as beautiful, elusive and enigmatic, Pi has fascinated and inspired mathematicians throughout history. With National Pi Day coming up on March 14, Baylor mathematics chair Dorina Mitrea, Ph.D., explains why Pi matters.
Baylor University has plenty of faculty members, across all disciplines, who bring an ethical foundation to their research and teaching; it’s one of the distinct benefits of a Baylor education. That doesn’t just happen on its own; it’s an intentional effort by the university, supported through efforts like the Baylor Ethics Initiative. The leader of […]
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.