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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Baylor sleep researcher Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, and Blake Barley, doctoral candidate in psychology in Scullin’s sleep lab, examined how institutional factors, biological factors and behavioral choices play a role in sleep problems for college students and if chronotypes may more malleable than current theories suggest.
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2023) – For most of U.S. history, tattoos have been associated with sailors and bikers, but not church-going people. As tattoos have become more popular, with nearly one-third of U.S. adults sporting at least one tattoo, religious-themed tattoos have also increased. A recent study examined the behaviors of college students with tattoos, including religious tattoos.
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2023) – Twelve Baylor University professors have been honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Every spring, the Baylor Family bids happy retirement to professors and staff who have dedicated their professional lives to the university and its students. It’s always a bittersweet mix — sadness in seeing them go, happiness for a well-deserved next step — but we wish them all well in the next phase of their lives.
Here, we honor some of the longest-serving and most recognizable professors who are retiring this year — men and women whose faces will be missed, but whose impact will not be forgotten:
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.