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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

Journalism Professor Recognized for Diversity Work
WACO, Texas (July 13, 2018) – A nationally known advocate for diversity in journalism,
Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on how sleep affects memory and cognition
If you’re like most people, you’ve skimped out on sleep before. We tell ourselves it’s not a big deal; sacrifice an hour here, two hours there, maybe even an entire night’s sleep if you’re really pressed. Well, there’s a Baylor professor who studies what happens when we do that — and the news isn’t great. …
Baylor Journalism Professor Selected as Arthur W. Page Fellow
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2018) – Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, a research center at the Penn State University College of Communications.
Losing the ‘Summertime Snooze’ Doesn’t Have to Give Students the Blues
WACO, Texas (July 3, 2018) — Students soon must gear up for back-to-school hours, leaving behind the more relaxed summer schedules. That won’t come easy for many — especially for adolescents, whose natural sleep pattern tends to be late to bed and late to rise, says a Baylor sleep expert.
Bad Behavior Toward Significant Other in Tough Times Has More Impact than Positive Gestures
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2018) — Refraining from bad behavior toward a significant other during stressful life events is more important than showing positive behavior, according to a Baylor University study.