University Scholars

The University Scholars major is a program within the Honors College. It is the most selective Baylor academic program and requires a separate application. The UNSC major fosters a love of inter-transdisciplinary discourse in the Liberal Arts and Sciences that affirms the student's unlimited potential in the rich academic and co-curricular offerings of Baylor University.

As their intellectual passion and vocation become apparent, students work with mentors in their disciplines of interest to craft an individualized educational journey made up of two or more concentrations. The degree plan includes a required reading list that needs to be completed by the students' junior year with the students' chosen major. The reading list consists of works of literature, politics, theology, and philosophy. These topics are discussed in small, seminar-style classes. Students must complete an exit interview in the spring of their junior year based on the required readings. As part of the program, students must also complete a senior thesis.

The University Scholars program is ideal for students wishing to attend in law, medical, or graduate school. Students accepted into the University Scholars program are often National Merit finalists. They often also rank in the top 10% of their high school class with strong standardized test scores. 

A University Scholars major will take upper level courses in their chosen concentrations as well as Advanced Reading and Research, Colloquium and Honors Thesis.

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