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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

Dec
5
2018
Baylor Model UN breaks team record for awards at national conference
In recent years, Baylor’s Model United Nations team has won top team honors and an avalanche of individual team member awards at national Model UN conferences across the country. Their latest appearance, at the American Modern UN Conference (AMUN) in Chicago, set an even higher bar for team and individual excellence. Baylor’s Model UN team …
Dec
3
2018
Better Sleep — Not ‘All-Nighters’ — Helps Students on Final Exams
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2018) — Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research.
Nov
12
2018
Baylor Professors Use Whale Earwax to Reconstruct Whale Stress Levels Spanning More Than a Century
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2018) — In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor researchers were able to reconstruct baleen whales’ lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years.
Nov
12
2018
Exhibit Displays Baylor Student's Passion for Typewriters
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2018) –– Dallas senior Gillian Colvin's love of typewriters and minor in museum studies have combined to produce a new temporary exhibit on the Baylor campus. It features her varied collection of the popular machines once found in most offices and homes, as well as descriptive text and related objects.
Oct
18
2018
Dr. Thomas S. Kidd Named Inaugural James Vardaman Endowed Professor of History
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Award-winning author and historian Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural holder of The James Vardaman Endowed Professorship of History at Baylor University.