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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

Jul
13
2021
Baylor Study Evaluates Biodiversity Impacts of Alternative Energy Strategies
WACO, Texas (July 13, 2021) – Climate change mitigation efforts have led to shifts from fossil-fuel dependence to large-scale renewable energy. However, renewable energy sources require significant land and could come at a cost to ecosystems. A new study led by Ryan McManamay, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science at Baylor University, evaluates potential conflicts between alternative energy strategies and biodiversity conservation.
Jul
1
2021
Baylor Seeks Artists to Create Life-Sized Statues of University’s First Black Graduates
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2021) – Baylor University is seeking artists and foundries to create life-sized bronze statues of the University’s first Black graduates – the Rev. Robert Gilbert, B.A. ’67, and Mrs. Barbara Walker, B.A. ’67. The statues will ultimately reside in front of Baylor’s historic Tidwell Bible Building.
Jun
30
2021
The new color imaging system developed at BU that could revolutionize how we see TV/movies
There’s nothing like the view of Earth from space, according to the astronauts who have witnessed it — the aqua blues of the oceans, the subtleties of the browns and reds of the continents. They also say that pictures and videos simply don’t do justice to what they’ve witnessed. Drs. Corey Carbonara and Michael Korpi, …
Jun
22
2021
We all fight mosquitoes — but these Baylor researchers have taken that fight to a new level
Mosquitoes are a fact of life each summer, and they’re far more than an annual annoyance. Globally, they’re a leading source of the spread of diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus and malaria, claiming nearly a million lives each year. We all fight them — but these four Baylor professors have taken the fight to …
Jun
22
2021
Baylor History Graduate Selected as 2021 Lilly Graduate Fellow
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2021) – Benjamin “Jack” Young, B.A. ’21, has been selected as one of 10 Lilly Graduate Fellows for 2021.