Major Academic Planners (MAPs)

Trying to figure out where you are heading, you may need to use a MAP....


The Major Academic Planner (MAP) shows you which courses you need to take in that major in a suggested sequence or sample order divided by semesters -- a sample "map" to graduation. By using a MAP along with your degree audit, you can plan timely progress toward your academic goals. Academic advisors can assist with information for additional options you may want to consider such as a double major or a minor.

Baylor major and program MAPS are listed below by school or college.


Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC)


College of Arts and Sciences

In addition, you may also wish to use the Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum Checklist 2019-2020.


Diana R. Garland School of Social Work


Hankamer School of Business


Louise Herrington School of Nursing


Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences


School of Education


School of Engineering and Computer Science


School of Music


Prehealth Studies Programs



Common Elements in Degree Programs

General Degree Requirements: Each degree includes general or introductory study in diverse fields. This diversification is intended to give breadth of view and to assist students in selecting a field of specialization.

Major Requirements: Each academic unit requires a minimum and variable number of semester hours for a major field of study. Some majors may include additional or other requirements for which students either must obtain credit or demonstrate a level of proficiency.

Electives: Some majors and degrees leave room for electives to complete the minimum hours needed (124) while others may even exceed the minimum. If your major and degree requirements do not include a minimum of 36 semester hours of upper level (3000-4000) course work, you will need to complete that university requirement with electives or additional academic options such as a second major or minor.

Residence requirements: See the MAP or Undergraduate Catalog for general and specific residence requirements for the degree and major.

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: See the MAP or Undergraduate Catalog for general degree and major GPA requirements.