About The Pulse

ThePulseLogoThe Pulse is Baylor University's undergraduate scholarly publication. We publish multiple editions each year, including a printed edition in the spring and other online editions in fall and spring. The Pulse is the forum for top-quality student research in the Honors College and the University at large.

Our motto, Scientia Crescat, testifies to our belief that the university is preeminently a place where knowledge grows--through research in library and laboratory, through formal and informal dialogue, and especially through the rich connections of traditional knowledge and emergent discovery. This project of growing knowledge is not the exclusive province of professors. Students make significant contributions to knowledge; this journal seeks to recognize and promote those contributions of Baylor students.

The Pulse promotes academic writing among the undergraduate students of Baylor University. We spotlight and reward students who do exceptional writing and research, whether for their classes or for their Honors or University Scholars theses. Our editorial process challenges Baylor's best writers and thinkers to enrich and sharpen their own work.

The Pulse enhances the community of undergraduate scholarship at Baylor University. We want to encourage scholarly discourse among students who are engaged with similar ideas, problems, and texts. Our spring Pulse Lecture Series, hosted by the Honors Residential College, features a lecture by a prize-winning student whose work appears in the print publication.

The Pulse provides opportunities for students to gain experience in the publication process. The Pulse is fully edited and managed by Honors College students, who are responsible for the solicitation, selection, and preparation of manuscripts, as well as public relations and the management of the web pages. Interested students can apply to serve in any one of several areas.

The Pulse engenders a tradition of mentorship within the student community. Student leaders orient and train other students to assume leadership in the organization.

The Pulse is sponsored by the Honors College at Baylor University.