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About the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University’s oldest and largest academic division, consisting of 25 academic departments and seven 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

Oct
22
2019
Happy 65th birthday, Tidwell Bible Building!
Ah, Tidwell. It’s where virtually every Baylor undergraduate student takes religion and history courses. So many students and alumni have fond memories of the building — but how much do you know about its history? Tidwell Bible Building was named for Dr. Josiah Blake Tidwell, who served as head of Baylor’s Bible department (and later …
Oct
22
2019
Baylor University Professor Among Winning Team for $100 Million U.S. Department of Energy Grant
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2019) – Baylor University has partnered with four Department of Energy laboratories and more than a dozen universities in a research alliance to address the nation’s water security issues through desalination and will share in a $100 million grant funding the project for five years.
Oct
21
2019
Student Artwork Featured at Baylor Scott & White Portrays the Beauty and Harsh Reality of Breast Cancer
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2019) – Baylor University art students have created paintings inspired by breast cancer survivors that will be on display in the lobby of Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center in support of local breast cancer survivors through the month of October. Students were tasked to create a piece that would embody both the beauty and harsh reality of breast reconstruction and breast cancer.
Oct
16
2019
Baylor to Offer New Minor in Military Studies
Baylor students will soon be able to examine warfare and its role in our world from a Christian perspective through the newest minor approved by the College of Arts & Sciences.
Oct
16
2019
Bolivian Forager-Farmers with Amazing Heart Health Are Divided Over What Makes a Good Life
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2019) — A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to the traditional — more family ties, hunting and knowledge of forest medicine — but others are starting to favor material wealth, a Baylor University study finds.