Honors College

Love truth, kindle faith, and cultivate virtue in friendship, study, and service to Christ and neighbor.

The Honors College unites four innovative programs committed to helping undergraduates pursue questions that often fall between the cracks of the specialized disciplines, by exploring the writings of scientists along with the writings of poets, historians, and philosophers.

Opportunities Students may participate in one or more of these opportunities in the Honors College and may mix these opportunities with other non-Honors college options offered by the University. Our students often continue their studies in graduate, medical, or law school upon graduation, or land competitive jobs in diverse fields responsive to their vocation.
Majors University Scholars Freedom to pursue multiple disciplines and high-level research opportunities. Great Texts Wisdom through life-changing encounters with foundational works of literature, theology, and philosophy.
General Education Baylor Interdisciplinary Core Integrated learning that fulfills most university general ed requirements.
Academic Enhancements Honors Program Enhanced learning for any major with independent and innovative research.


The Honors College brings together a community of students and faculty devoted to the love of learning, to the cultivation of wonder, and to pursuing life’s most important questions both within and outside of the classroom. Students engage in rich conversations with prominent faculty through two distinct undergraduate majors, University Scholars and Great Texts, as well as two programs, the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and the Honors Program.

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Honors Residential College

The Honors Residential College (HRC) is an optional multi-year community that fosters intellectual, moral, and spiritual formation through friendship, integrated study, community service, and spiritual engagement. The HRC is home to 330 Baylor students enrolled in one of the Honors College majors or programs above. The HRC is located in Alexander and Memorial Halls.

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Jul. 1, 2020
Dean's Update - July 1, 2020
My last college-wide note included lines from Walker Percy’s Love in the Ruins, a book that opens on Independence Day and concludes five years later on Christmas Day. On July 4 we do well to celebrate honorable ideals of equality and the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Yet Christians’ greatest hope always lies in joyful confidence that, as Percy's Dr. Tom More finally remembers during his dread latter days, “the Lord is here, a holy night and surely that is all one needs.” Love in the ruins, indeed.
Jun. 30, 2020
Baylor University Announces Funding of Health Science and Leadership Chair
Jun. 29, 2020
WSJ Publishes Article by Dr. Elizabeth Corey
Click here to read this very timely article by Dr. Elizabeth Corey, Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of Political Philosophy. If you have a Baylor ID you have FREE Wall Street Journal access! Click here https://www.baylor.edu/lib/index.php?id=965604
Jun. 15, 2020
Dean's Update - June 15, 2020
In 1971, the year of my birth, the city of my birth marked the fiftieth anniversary of a horrific outburst of racial hatred and violence, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Envy, hatred, suspicion, and violence converged in early June, and after twenty-four hellish hours, “35 city blocks lay in charred ruins, over 800 people were treated for injuries and contemporary reports of death began at 36.” The city into which I was born labored then and now under a miserable legacy of racial prejudice and injustice.
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