"One of the beautiful things about BIC is that it forces you to step outside your comfort zone. (If you didn't, you'd literally fail) Through this, it also forces you to see other people as what they truly are, human beings. Before you realize it, the interdisciplinary nature of the BIC stretches into every aspect of your life and you're using the allegory of the cave to analyze the latest meme format. But the friendships are real, and the memories joyful. I'm thankful for all that I've gained through BIC."
Hannah Rose Hunt
'19-BFA Theatre Performance
"In my experience, I have found that BIC has the best professors, hardest working and most critical thinking students at Baylor."
"I am going to a city that is the center of politics and drama in the US, yet I find myself simply excited to learn. I believe I have the BIC to blame for that. It made me appreciate the beauty of being a student, whether you are in class or not. The BIC has taught me that I will spend my entire life learning new lessons."
Dr. David Zori
Assistant Professor of History in the BIC
"I find the interaction with BIC students to be the most rewarding part of teaching. I most enjoy the classes where I can feel the enthusiasm for a primary text building as we peel back the layers of a text."
Dr. Jason Whitlark
Associate Professor of Religion & Faculty Assistant Director in the BIC
"I really enjoy the way our students effortlessly move from ancient to Medieval to modern in the ways they think and argue."
Dr. Lenore Wright
Associate Professor of Philosophy in the BIC & Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning
"What's not rewarding about working with BIC students? Their willingness to read widely and think deeply about matters that matter is inspiring. Their ability to make connections among a vast array of ideas and texts is impressive. Their care of self and concern for others is humbling. BIC teaching is rewarding on many levels. What is perhaps most rewarding about working with BIC students is their commitment to the community of learning that BIC fosters: intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and psychosocially. When they leave Baylor they want to make a life, not just a living. They want to improve themselves and improve the world. I am always struck by their deep desires to make a difference in the lives of others. I admire that. They are young colleagues. And I’m gratified by the professional and personal associations I have continued to have with many former students. Sic 'em, BIC!"
Kade Major ('17)
Alumnus, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (Electrical Engineering and Mathematics Majors, 2017)
"When I talked about being in an interdisciplinary program during my time at Baylor, it usually had to do with combining historical, sociological, religious, political, and economic fields of study in the classroom. Now, working as an electrical engineering consultant, I'm usually referring to initiatives involving architects, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, general contractors, and business representatives. Those unfamiliar with the BIC might wonder if there's any relevance of the former to the latter, but I know I can speak for plenty of alumni in saying that even if the vocabulary has changed, this program equipped us for our professional and personal lives in ways we continue to be grateful for."