Academic Programs

Baylor University staff and faculty are committed to supporting the University’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership by offering a range of academic programs and courses that introduce students to new perspectives, worldviews, and frameworks of thinking to develop the Christian values of compassion, empathy, and humility.



Academy for Leader Development
Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
Baylor at Xavier University Exchange Program
Philanthropy and Public Service Program
McNair Scholars Program


Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series


The Academy Lecture Series brings national and international speakers to campus to introduce students to the variety and complexity of leadership needs in contemporary society. Presenters in the series identify a pressing social issue and discuss how they have worked to address that issue in their community. The series is open to the public .

View the upcoming schedule of lectures here.

Majors and Courses

Baylor has several majors and courses of study meant to introduce students to the myriad worldviews, cultures, backgrounds, languages, and faiths that exist in the world in order to create and form critical thinkers and scholars who are ready to serve as active citizens and thoughtful community leaders.