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 (Sept. 28, 2023) – Baylor University and the Waco communities will have the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin during this year’s Beall-Russell Lecture in the Humanities at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the Grand Ballroom of the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center, 905 S. University Parks Drive. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
Felipe Hinojosa Joins Baylor to Serve as Jackson Family Chair for Baylor in Latin America.
According to the recently released data from the Academic Philosophy Data and Analysis (APDA) project, covering a 10-year period from 2013 to 2023, Baylor has secured the #2 spot out of 147 programs worldwide for permanent academic position placement.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2023) – Richard Rankin Russell, Ph.D., professor of English and graduate program director of English at Baylor University, has been selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of Inklings Project Fellows for the academic year 2023-2024. Based out of the University of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, the Inklings Project is an intercollegiate initiative that invites scholars to explore the worlds of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the other members of the famed Inklings author group.
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.