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About the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University’s oldest and largest academic division, consisting of 25 academic departments and seven academic centers and institutes. The more than 5,000 courses taught in the College are the foundation upon which all Baylor students’ educational experiences build, and span disciplines from the arts and humanities to the social and natural sciences. The College offers outstanding master’s and doctoral programs, many of them nationally ranked, across all Arts & Sciences disciplines.

Arts & Sciences News

Feb
14
2018
Baylor Co-Sponsors Series in Washington D.C. on Race and Film
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) — Before his death in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remarked that while the nation had come “a long, long way” in its quest for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s death in spring 2018, Baylor University and the Austin Film Festival will co-sponsor a three-part series — “A Long, Long Way: Race and Film” — Feb 16-17 at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
Feb
14
2018
Baylor Model UN Team Honored with “Outstanding” Ranks at TexMUN Conference
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Baylor University’s Model United Nations was honored at the fourth annual Texas Collegiate Model United Nations (TexMUN) held at Baylor University. Approximately 100 students from across Texas gathered to discuss topics related to global peace and development, and Baylor MUN students received the rank of “Outstanding” – the highest award given – in nearly every category.
Feb
9
2018
Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on black gospel music
Signs of Baylor journalism professor Bob Darden’s influence are everywhere, from Hollywood to the Smithsonian. The work for which he’s most well-known, however, began somewhere less prestigious: the basement of Moody Library. Darden, BSED ’76, is the founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP), which does nothing less than preserve historic, culturally significant …
Feb
8
2018
Baylor University’s Institute of Archaeology Casts Doubts on Early Humans in California
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) – When did prehistoric humans first arrive in North America? In an article published today in the premier journal Nature, "Contesting Early Archaeology in California," researchers from Baylor University’s Institute of Archaeology and the Departments of Anthropology and Geosciences challenge a widely reported claim for the earliest archaeological evidence of the peopling of the Americas.
Feb
7
2018
Baylor Mourns Passing of Professor Emeritus of History and Master Teacher James Vardaman
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Professor Emeritus of History and Master Teacher James W. Vardaman, Ph.D., who died Jan. 31 in Waco. He was 89. A Service of Remembrance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Seventh & James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. in Waco. A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium, where friends and family are welcome to visit and remember Dr. Vardaman.