Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

Interdisciplinary Curriculum - Global Perspective - Academic Community

The Baylor Interdisciplinary Core explores the interrelation of humanities and social sciences, providing students with a broad context to understand the contemporary world. Exploring literature and thought from around the world, BIC students receive a global education that prepares them to thrive in any field.

Prospective Students Check out the BIC! Our students praise the close-knit community, the amazing BIC professors, and the stimulating classes. Find out if BIC would be a good fit for you!
Current Students Your BIC resources are here. Find information about Advising, MAPs, Study Abroad, Leadership Council, Peer Instructors, Mentors and more!
Alumni BIC has multiple opportunities for alumni to reconnect with BIC students, faculty/staff, and other alumni. We would love to get you involved!

Celebrating 25 Years of BIC

In the early 1990s, administrators and professors of Baylor University formed a committee to develop an interdisciplinary core curriculum. The committee developed specific strategies to accomplish this goal and in 1995, the BIC accepted its first cohort where 200 students began their journey through the new program. Since then, with some adjustments, BIC has experienced 25 years of successfully welcoming new students and sending out world leaders. It is exciting to see the myriad of accomplishments associated with the BIC education and to look forward to those that lie ahead. Thank you for becoming part of the unfolding history of the BIC.

Learn More About Our Celebration
Apr. 28, 2022
Alumni Interviews — Shanna Van Wagner (’07)
With each year that passes there are more and more BIC graduates doing great work all over the world. Today we are excited to post an interview with Shanna Van Wagner (’07). We hope you enjoy, and if you are interested in being interviewed for a future blog post, email us at BIC@baylor.edu.
Mar. 15, 2022
Alumni Interviews — Matthew Pierce (’09)
With each year that passes there are more and more BIC graduates doing great work all over the world. Today we are excited to post an interview with Matthew Pierce (’09), who is also a member of our inaugural BIC Alumni Advisory Board.
Mar. 15, 2022
Three Baylor Students Named Truman Finalists
Three Honors College juniors, including BIC student Veronica Penales, were named finalists for the Truman Scholarship, announced this month by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Awarded each year to recognize college juniors who demonstrate leadership, academic excellence, and a commitment to public service, the Truman Scholarship honors the legacy of President Harry S. Truman and offers $30,000 for graduate study to one student from each state.
Feb. 8, 2022
Alumni Interviews — Arianna Gomez Lopez (’18)
With each year that passes there are more and more BIC graduates doing great work all over the world. Each year we publish brief Alumni Updates where our alumni can tell us some about their post-BIC lives. In addition to these annual updates, we post interviews with our alumni. Today we are excited to post an interview with Arianna Gomez Lopez (’18). We hope you enjoy, and if you are interested in being interviewed for a future blog post, email us at BIC@baylor.edu.
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