Core Requirements

A Message from Dean Lee Nordt

Dear Students in the College of Arts & Sciences:

The unified core curriculum for the BA, BFA, BS, and BSAS degrees offered by the College of Arts & Sciences is an essential element of Baylor University's transformational undergraduate education pillar and represents a significant portion of your chosen degree. The unified core:

  1. provides a shared foundation of knowledge drawn from the rich and diverse liberal arts tradition
  2. develops various skills necessary for the completion of an academic degree, but also essential for personal and professional life beyond Baylor; and
  3. inspires moral, intellectual, and spiritual virtues.

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." Good luck and God speed.


Dr. Lee C. Nordt

Dean, Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences

Common Course Requirements

Distribution Lists

Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum

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