Core Curriculum Receives an “A”

Baylor University is one of only 22 U.S. colleges and universities — and only two in Texas — to receive an “A” for its rigorous core curriculum in the annual “What Will They Learn?” report released by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).

Baylor and the University of Georgia were the only Research 1 universities to receive a top grade in ACTA’s assessment of the strength of the core curriculum among more than 1,100 U.S. colleges and universities.

Schools that received an “A” require their B.A. and B.S. degree students to complete coursework in at least six of seven essential liberal arts and sciences disciplines. They also require students to study composition, literature, intermediate-level foreign language, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and natural science. Baylor was noted for its core requirements in six academic disciplines.

The core curriculum in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences — which recently expanded from five to seven core subjects in each of its four bachelor’s degree programs — is the foundation for a Baylor degree, serving to educate students to become informed and productive citizens of a democracy and servant leaders of faith communities.