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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

Apr
25
2019
Baylor Announces $15 Million Gift from The Sunderland Foundation for Tidwell Restoration
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a $15 million leadership gift from The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas, that will provide significant support for one of the University’s highest priority endeavors within its Give Light philanthropic campaign: the renovation and restoration of the iconic Tidwell Bible Building. The project is among the nearly $300 million in capital improvements planned as part of the campaign that will support Illuminate, the University’s academic strategic plan.
Apr
24
2019
New Synthesis Strategy Speeds Identification of Simpler Versions of a Natural Product
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2019) — A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest the rich information found in natural products — organic compounds isolated from natural sources — has led to the identification of novel, simpler derivatives with potential to selectively protect neurons, important for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, or to prevent the body’s immune system from rejecting organ transplants, according to a Baylor University-led study.
Apr
15
2019
Discovery of Painted Hieroglyphic Vase Gives Clues about Breakdown of Ancient Maya Civilization
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2019) — The discovery of an ancient painted vase, which bears one of the longest hieroglyphic texts uncovered in the Central America lowlands, is offering new clues into the mysterious breakdown of ancient Maya civilization, says a Baylor University scholar who led the excavation.
Apr
11
2019
Baylor faculty & students honored for career contributions and promising new research
It’s always impressive when any one Baylor student or professor wins a statewide, national or even international award — but yet again, Bears have been winning so many awards that we can’t write about them fast enough! Take a moment to check out these six amazing Bears and the work they’re doing in their respective …
Apr
11
2019
Six unique collections you’ll find right here at Baylor
It makes sense that you’d find the oldest and largest library of pure Texana in the State of Texas at the oldest institution of higher education in Texas — and if you’re a Baylor Bear, you’re likely at least a little familiar with the university’s Texas Collection. But you probably aren’t aware of some of …