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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

May
12
2021
Gibson Wins Baylor's Outstanding Academic Advisor Award
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2021) –– Brett Gibson, assistant director of College of Arts & Sciences Advisement (CASA), has won the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award for 2020-2021 at Baylor University.
Apr
20
2021
Baylor Professor Wins National Award for Defense-related Statistical Expertise
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2021) –– Rodney Sturdivant, Ph.D., associate professor of statistical science, has won the Army Wilks Memorial Award, which is given each year to a statistician based primarily on their contributions to the advancement of scientific or technical knowledge in Army statistics.
Apr
20
2021
Baylor Statistics Professor Wins National Dissertation Award
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2021) –– Michael Gallaugher, Ph.D., assistant professor of statistical science, has won the 2021 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Classification Society.
Apr
19
2021
Wemimo Bright Jaiyesimi Named Inaugural Recipient of Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Fellowship
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2021) — Baylor University’s department of religion has announced that Wemimo Bright Jaiyesimi of Lagos, Nigeria, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Fellowship.
Apr
13
2021
Baylor names finalists for 2022 Cherry Award, nation’s largest award for top teaching
Late last month, Baylor announced the finalists for the university’s 2022 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. (If you’re unfamiliar with the Cherry Award, it’s a unique honor — not only honoring professors for great teaching, but investing in their work with a gift of $250,000. It’s the largest monetary gift for teaching presented …