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
Jun. 10, 2022
Dr. Darren J.N. Middleton Appointed Director of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
The Honors College is excited to announce that Dr. Darren J.N. Middleton, John F. Weatherly Professor of Religion at Texas Christian University, has accepted appointment as Director of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. In addition to his administrative role, he will hold a tenured faculty appointment in the BIC as Professor of Literature and Theology. He is set to begin service effective August 1.
May 12, 2022
Baylor Religion Professor Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to South Korea
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2022) – Baylor University Honors College faculty member Candi K. Cann, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC), has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to South Korea, a prestigious and competitive fellowship of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
May 1, 2022
New BIC Faculty-Dr. George Njung
Welcome Dr. George Njung! Dr. Njung is our new Assistant Professor of African Studies in the BIC. His research and teaching geographically straddles West and Central Anglophone and Francophone Africa. To learn more about Dr. Njung, check out his profile and research interests. We are excited to welcome him this fall 2022!
Apr. 28, 2022
Alumni Interviews — Shanna Van Wagner (’07)
With each year that passes there are more and more BIC graduates doing great work all over the world. Today we are excited to post an interview with Shanna Van Wagner (’07). We hope you enjoy, and if you are interested in being interviewed for a future blog post, email us at
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