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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

Jan
11
2018
Can Writing Your ‘To-Do’s’ Help You to Doze? Baylor Study Suggests Jotting Down Tasks Can Speed the Trip to Dreamland
WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2018) — Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities.
Jan
9
2018
The Final Frontier: How Baylor professors are helping shape our understanding of space
Did you know that Baylor has a research center that contributes to our understanding of outer space? It’s called CASPER — the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research — and it’s located at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). Were you aware that Baylor is part of a prestigious consortium of leading universities …
Jan
9
2018
Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2018) — Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, still are viewed as playing a role, a Baylor University study has found.
Jan
5
2018
Baylor students travel to tsunami-razed Japanese city to serve — and to tell its story
When a large-scale natural disaster happens, the world’s attention turns to that part of the globe for a time. “Pray for” trends on Twitter. GoFundMe accounts are set up for families. Governments argue over how much money to send as relief. But after awhile, other things require our attention, and life goes back to normal …
Jan
4
2018
Baylor Bears’ books named among 2017’s best by Christianity Today & ALA
The end of each year brings with it a series of lists that bibliophiles eagerly await — a rundown of the year’s best books. Baylor professors are routinely honored on these “best of” lists, particularly in the areas of faith and religion. This year, three books authored by a trio of Baylor professors and one …