Elite Opportunities

Baylor's elite opportunities provide for highly motivated students to achieve their ambitious academic, career and research goals. These highly-selective tracks benefit students by offering them individualized, in-depth advising from faculty, immersing them in research and giving them better opportunities for flexibility within their major while simultaneously preparing them for graduate studies or a successful career.

  • Complete multiple majors and minors in business, math, sciences and liberal arts. 
  • Receive individualized, in-depth advising that helps you succeed in professional and academic goals. 
  • Progress more rapidly to courses in your majors and minors. 
  • Prepare yourself for internships, jobs, and graduate studies in medicine, law, business and more. 
  • Read more about Baylor Business Fellows.

  • Create an individualized course of study with the advice of a program director who will mentor you throughout the entire undergraduate experience.
  • Prepare for graduate studies or a successful career while broadening your background in your chosen area of study. 
  • Read more about the Computer Science Fellows. 

  • Take upper-level business core and specific major classes earlier to accelerate the pace of coursework.
  • Study alongside other Scholars who also display an excellent record of academic achievement, active extra-curricular involvement and strong leadership skills. 
  • Receive specialized guidance provided by the Hankamer School of Business advising team for their entire academic journey.
  • Read more about Hankamer Scholars.

  • University Scholars (major) allows high-ability students to chart a personalized educational journey and fosters interdisciplinary conversation in the liberal arts and sciences. 
  • Great Texts (major) covers foundational works of literature, theology and philosophy, while exploring connections between what we know, how we live and what we enjoy. 
  • Honors Program students explore foundational texts within small courses; the experience culminates in a senior thesis written with a faculty mentor in any major offered at Baylor. 
  • Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) students fulfill general education requirements in small, interdisciplinary courses emphasizing global engagement. BIC students may pursue degrees and majors of their choice. 
  • Read more about the Honors College.

  • Research-oriented program led by a faculty cohort dedicated to equipping students for cutting-edge research in the humanities. 
  • Requires a core curriculum plus 38 hours in the humanities. 
  • Allows 50 hours of free electives to complement research focus. Students can easily take a second major, earn certificates or pursue a pre-professional trajectory.
  • Read more about the Humanities Fellows. 

  • Highly selective major with only 10 students accepted per year. 
  • Immerse yourself in research from the start of your sophomore year until graduation. 
  • Combine your science degree with other fields of study. 
  • Receive individualized mentorship and career guidance that will allow you to get into the best graduate schools in the nation. 
  • Read more about the Science Research Fellows.