Prospective Students: Academics
Academics and Research
The Honors Program aims to extend and enrich the academic experiences
of Baylor students pursuing both traditional and non-traditional (e.g.,
University Scholars or BIC) degrees. It does so by arranging special
Honors classes, including Honors sections of courses required for
students' degrees, in the first and second years of study; and then,
during the junior and senior years, by facilitating student research.
The curriculum of the Honors Program is flexible enough to accommodate
students from a wide variety of the university's schools and
departments; it combines some specifically required Honors courses
(e.g., the distinctive First-Year Seminars and the two required Honors Great Texts courses)
with a required number of Honors courses chosen by each student, based
on his or her interests and degree plan. The coursework pursued during
the first two years, then, usually entails two Honors classes per
semester, one specifically required and one other Honors course.