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.

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Sep. 9, 2022
Baylor freshman balances school and representing Team USA in rhythmic gymnastics
Naomi Skotnikov isn’t your average freshman. Sure, she’s pursuing a health science major, part of Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, and loves all things BU. But she’s also ranked No. 8 in the nation for rhythmic gymnastics (!!!) and is a current member of the USA National Team. This week, we sat down with Naomi to learn …
Aug. 29, 2022
Discovery Channel Star Follows Baylor Faculty and Students in 'Expedition Unknown' Season 10 Finale
WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2022) - Research led by Baylor University faculty and students will be explored on the national stage as they share their findings from the San Giuliano Archaeological Research Project during a Season 10 episode of the popular primetime Discovery adventure series "Expedition Unknown," which premieres Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. CST on Discovery.
Jul. 25, 2022
Dr. Alejandro Castrillon Appointed Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
The Honors College is excited to announce that Dr. Alejandro Castrillón has accepted appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC). He is set to begin service this fall.
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.
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