The Honors College
helps students learn to see connections between different courses and disciplines, between what goes on in the classroom and lives they pursue outside class, and between the life of the intellect and the life of faith.


Honors College Majors and Programs

Watch our videos to hear more about each of our programs and majors!
GT Great Texts
A major or minor through which students will read foundational works of literature, politics, theology, and philosophy from Antiquity to the present - in small, seminar-style classes
US University Scholars
The most selective undergraduate major at Baylor, allowing students to design an individualized curriculum across a broad range of academic interests with the advice of a faculty mentor, culminating with a senior thesis project
BIC Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
Offers students of all majors an alternative way to receive credit for general studies requirements by completing an integrated set of interdisciplinary courses, team-taught by faculty throughout the University
HP Honors Program
Supplements all majors with a wide range of challenging classes, engaged discussions, and independent research, culminating with a senior thesis written under faculty mentorship
Honors Residential College

Your time at Baylor is short and will lay the foundation for your future, so make the most of it!

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The Honors Residential College (HRC) is designed to provide a culture that fosters academic excellence, intensive faculty student interaction and rich culture steeped in Baylor tradition.

The HRC is housed in historic Alexander and Memorial Residence Halls, right in the heart of campus and is open to all students enrolled in an Honors College academic program.

Admission is by special application only and is competitive;rooms in the HRC are in high demand. Therefore, we encourage you to apply or to reapply for admission early. The online HRC application will be available on December 1 here!

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The Honors College is proud to offer merit- and need-based scholarships to incoming and current Honors College students. Initial rounds of scholarship offers will be made to applicants to, and current members of, any of our four majors/programs who elect to reside in the Honors Residential College and Great Texts majors/minors who elect to reside in Brooks College.

Scholarship and Application Information

Scholarship Information
View current costs, learn about the types of financial aid that are available and how to apply for them, access Baylor's Scholarship Calculator & Financial Aid Estimator and more.

Scholarship and Cost Estimator
Scholarships and Financial Aid website for Prospective Students
Honors College Scholarships

Application Information
In order to apply to the Honors College you must first apply to the University. After you have completed the undergraduate application, you may then apply to the Honors College. Please use the link below to learn more about the Honors College application process.

How to Apply to the Honors College

Pre-Health Opportunities

Honors College pre-health opportunities are farther than the eye can see!

Have a look at Alex's checklist!

1. Take a medical mission trip to Kenya
2. Study abroad in Europe
3. Present research at conference
4. Return to Kenya
5. Apply to med school
6. Work as teaching assistant in Europe

Discover how far you can go!

Alex Frensley

Alex in Italy during "Baylor in Maastricht," a study abroad program
for pre-health/pre-med students