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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: The A&S Undergraduate Studies Office is operating from home. We can handle all academic issues that you have by email (Jaime_Basher@baylor.edu) or phone (254-710-3361). We look forward to assisting you.

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The Unified Core Curriculum

The College of Arts & Sciences unified core curriculum is the foundation for a degree from Baylor University; it serves to educate men and women to become informed and productive citizens of a democracy and servant leaders of faith communities. For this reason, the College maintains a robust core curriculum across diverse academic disciplines such as the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. The unified core curriculum gives the College of Arts & Sciences the chance to offer the best general education in America, and our diversity requirements, which are designed to enhance students’ analytic sophistication and moral understanding about issues related to diversity and inclusion, and foster the interpersonal skills necessary for engaging with diverse populations within the United States and throughout the world, are central to this objective. The knowledge, skills, and virtues you gain and cultivate within our community of Christian scholars will provide you with the resources you need to "uncover and recognize truth, to deepen your faith, to live virtuously, to strengthen your communities, and to affect the world in transformative ways."

About the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences, created in 1919, is Baylor University’s largest academic division, consisting of 25 academic departments and eight 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

Dec
15
2020
Return-to-Waco COVID-19 Testing Instructions (for Students)
As President Livingstone shared in a previous message to the Baylor community, the University is requiring a negative COVID-19 test of all students before returning to campus for the Spring 2021 semester, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
Dec
15
2020
Required COVID-19 Testing for Faculty & Staff - January 2021
All faculty and staff who will be working on-campus upon their return from the Christmas and New Year holiday break will be required to complete a COVID-19 test through our on-campus testing provider, MyLabsDirect (MLD).
Dec
9
2020
Prehistoric ‘Sea Dragon’ Discovered on the English Channel Coast Is Identified as a New Species
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2020) – A mysterious small marine reptile dating from 150 million years ago has been identified as a new species that may have been capable of diving very deeply. The well-preserved specimen was found in a Late Jurassic deep marine deposit along the English Channel coastline in Dorset, England.
Nov
18
2020
Baylor to Initiate 25 Students into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
The Baylor University Chapter (Zeta of Texas) of Phi Beta Kappa will initiate 24 students as new members on Nov. 19, 2020. Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is the nation's oldest scholastic honor society.
Oct
1
2020
Baylor Debaters Win Their First-ever Virtual Tournament
During the first debate tournament that Baylor students have ever competed in using a virtual platform, the team of Ciarra McClinton and Jonas Thrasher-Evers won the tournament championship.