Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

Interdisciplinary Curriculum - Global Perspective - Academic Community

The Baylor Interdisciplinary Core explores the interrelation of humanities and social sciences, providing students with a broad context to understand the contemporary world. Exploring literature and thought from around the world, BIC students receive a global education that prepares them to thrive in any field.

Prospective Students Check out the BIC! Our students praise the close-knit community, the amazing BIC professors, and the stimulating classes. Find out if BIC would be a good fit for you!
Current Students Your BIC resources are here. Find information about Advising, MAPs, Study Abroad, Leadership Council, Peer Instructors, Mentors and more!
Alumni BIC has multiple opportunities for alumni to reconnect with BIC students, faculty/staff, and other alumni. We would love to get you involved!

Celebrating 25 Years of BIC

In the early 1990s, administrators and professors of Baylor University formed a committee to develop an interdisciplinary core curriculum. The committee developed specific strategies to accomplish this goal and in 1995, the BIC accepted its first cohort where 200 students began their journey through the new program. Since then, with some adjustments, BIC has experienced 25 years of successfully welcoming new students and sending out world leaders. It is exciting to see the myriad of accomplishments associated with the BIC education and to look forward to those that lie ahead. Thank you for becoming part of the unfolding history of the BIC.

Learn More About Our Celebration
Feb. 10, 2021
Alumni Interviews — Dr. Stephanie Guarino (’07)
Each year we publish brief Alumni Updates where our alumni can tell us some about their post-BIC lives. In addition to these annual updates, we post interviews with our alumni. Today we are excited to post an interview with Dr. Stephanie Guarino (’07). We hope you enjoy, and if you are interested in being interviewed for a future blog post, email us at
Jan. 26, 2021
Celebrating 25 Years of BIC
Baylor's commitment to a transformational undergraduate education means providing many academic options. Among them is one located under the umbrella of the Honors College that stands apart due to its focus on intentionally stitching together the disparate threads of a student’s core classes and their chosen discipline. This program is the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) and is constructed to provide a comprehensive, coherent, interdisciplinary education that helps students see connections between fields of study that are sometimes obscured by disciplinary boundaries.
Nov. 20, 2020
New Beginnings
Students from 49 states and 39 countries were excited to begin their college journeys this fall at Baylor University. Here is a look at some of this year’s brightest lights who bring an array of talent to an exceptional incoming class, including a non-traditional first-year student. Learn More about Miguel Rodriguez, a BIC student with a story to tell.
Nov. 13, 2020
Alumni Interviews — Raymond Panneton (’10)
Today we are excited to post an interview with Raymond Panneton (’10). We hope you enjoy, and if you are interested in being interviewed for a future blog post, email us at
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