Why UNSC?

Why Apply to UNSC?

The University Scholars B.A. degree allows high-ability students to chart their personalized educational journey in close consultation with faculty advisers and mentors. In lieu of traditional major requirements, UNSC students work with advisors and mentors in their chosen fields to craft an individualized degree plan and optimize their academic experience. The UNSC major fosters a love of inter/transdisciplinary discourse in the Liberal Arts and Sciences that affirms the student’s unlimited potential in the rich academic and co-curricular offerings of Baylor University. University Scholars form lasting friendships through their living and learning communities on campus, their disciplines of study, and their interests outside the classroom. Students receive an outstanding education that can position them for success in any field; UNSC graduates are uniquely prepared for graduate school, medical school, law school,and careers across spectrum of possibility.

Click the headings below to learn more about each of the benefits University Scholars has to offer.
  • Individualized Curriculum
    • The academic centerpiece of the University Scholars Program is the opportunity for students to craft a unique, individualized curriculum. UNSC students work closely with a faculty director to create a course of study tailored to the student’s particular academic and professional goals while retaining the full Liberal Arts experience.
    • Click  here to learn more about the Individualized curriculum, specific requirements and possible courses of study.  
  • Undergraduate Research
    • University Scholars students delve into undergraduate research according to the discipline and nature of their interests and post-baccalaureate goals. Click here to learn about undergraduate research requirements.
  • Post Baccalaureate Goal Achievement
    • University Scholars students receive an outstanding education that can position them for success in any field. In lieu of traditional major requirements, UNSC students work with advisors and mentors in their chosen fields to craft an individualized degree plan and optimize their academic experience. This focused, discipline-specific study, known as a concentration, ensures the same level of preparation available in a traditional major. UNSC graduates are uniquely prepared for graduate school, medical school, law school, and careers across the spectrum.
  • Engaging Community
    • The University Scholars Program provides opportunities for students to form lasting friendships through their living and learning communities on campus, their disciplines of study, and their interests outside the classroom.

University Scholars

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