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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Caleb D. Martin, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University and a leading researcher in synthestic boron chemistry, has received a prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Martin is the first professor from Baylor to receive the honor of being a “Humboldtian.”
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has recognized Baylor University as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for students selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2024) – More than 250 U.S. cities have made pledges to transition to 100% renewable energy sources by the year 2050. However, in a new study published in the journal Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability, Baylor University researchers found that, despite efforts, the target date to move to fully sustainable energy sources is unrealistic.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 31, 2024) – The Center for Public Justice has awarded its prestigious 2024 Hatfield Prize to Baylor University senior mechanical engineering major Jackson Boone and Colby Humphrey, Ph.D., lecturer in political science at Baylor.
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.