Graduation / Award Lists
To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
Baylor's nationally recognized academic divisions offer 151 baccalaureate degrees, 76 master's degrees, a juris doctor, 29 doctoral degree programs and two education specialist degrees, through 11 academic units: College of Arts and Sciences, Hankamer School of Business, School of Education, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Honors College, Law School, School of Music, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, School of Social Work, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Graduate School.
Established in 1849, Baylor Law School was the first law school in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Today, the school has more than 7,000 living alumni and is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
On May 21, 1993, the Board of Regents of Baylor University approved the opening of the Truett Theological Seminary with the beginning of the 1994-95 academic year and the first class graduated in 1997, 100 years after Baylor alumni and seminary namesake, George W. Truett, graduated from Baylor and went on to pastor the largest Baptist congregation of his era.
Baylor is one of the select 11 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter. Baylor also ranks in the top 25 of colleges and universities participating in the National Merit Scholarship program.