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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

Jun
20
2019
4 Baylor Bears whose lights are shining bright
Countless Baylor students are shining their light (and reflecting Christ’s light) in their lives — on our campus, in their communities, and across the world. Baylor’s social media accounts regularly share such stories; here are just a few recent examples of what we call #BaylorLights: Dania Buenrostro, a sophomore nursing major from Richmond, TX: “My …
Jun
20
2019
Baylor University American Literature Faculty Share 2019 Summer Reading List of 17 Classics
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2019) – It’s summertime. Hopefully, that means many will find more time to rest and crack open the pages of a book. And while it’s wonderful to celebrate new authors and new titles by grabbing the latest and greatest page-turning beach reads, it’s also appropriate to step back and look at literary classics, say American literature faculty in Baylor University’s department of English.
Jun
13
2019
Preacher Archives Add New Element to Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2019) – The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project at Baylor University is preserving more than just gospel music. In the past few years, Baylor journalism professor and former Billboard gospel music editor Robert Darden and his team have undertaken the project of restoring and preserving recorded sermons from black preachers in addition to the gospel music. While both are equally important to preserve, finding sermons to preserve comes with a unique set of challenges.
Jun
11
2019
Baylor Theatre Summer Series Presents ‘An Infinite Ache’ and ‘With Love and a Major Organ’
WACO, Texas (June 11, 2019) – Baylor University Theatre will open its 2019 Summer Series with performances of “An Infinite Ache” June 20-22 and “With Love and a Major Organ” June 27-29, both in Theatre 11 in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.
Jun
10
2019
Mass Anomaly Detected Under the Moon’s Largest Crater
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2019) — A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system — the Moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin — and may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to a Baylor University study.