Baylor University

Waco, Texas, United States
Baylor University, a private christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, provides a vibrant campus community for more than 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

About

History

Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 89 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

Education

Baylor offers students a growing academic enterprise that ignites educational excellence, leadership and research discovery. With dedicated professors and a commitment to Christian values, students are provided with the tools to lead, serve and succeed in their future.At Baylor, students discover how to think critically, analyze to reach informed conclusions and contribute to their academic disciplines. Students find a college experience that prepares them for a path of excellence, discovery and achievement in their professional careers.

Research

Research at Baylor has long been an important part of the academic life of the University. The faculty's standing commitment to excellent teaching, scholarship and research continues to produce outstanding graduates at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The current strategic plan, Pro Futuris, Baylor's aspiration to develop into one of America's leading Christian research universities, promises to dramatically strengthen the current research environment in the coming years.

Career

The University offers a variety of staff employment opportunities in the areas of professional, service maintenance / skilled craft, clerical / administrative support, information technology, technical / paraprofessional, and administration.

In addition to regular full- and part-time employment, Baylor offers temporary and summer employment opportunities.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Services

Student services

Self-Service Help

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Housing services

Living on-campus at Baylor, students will experience a supportive Christian environment with people and services in place to help them achieve personal growth and academic success.

First-year students are required to live on-campus for their first two semesters in one of three community options for first-year students: First-Year Communities, Living-Learning Centers, and Residential Colleges. Many students choose to continue their on-campus experience by living in an Upper-Division Community or renewing their membership in a Living-Learning Center or Residential College.

Library services

It is physically and fiscally impossible for the Baylor Libraries to own every document or information resource needed to support all scholarly activities of its clients. Interlibrary Services is a dedicated team of men and women in the Libraries who try to locate the desired items in other collections around the world and then try to obtain them for temporary use by our clients.

ICT services

Baylor supports online communications and web efforts through a hybrid organization that inlcudes Electronic Marketing, Electronic Communications (which are part of Baylor's Marketing and Communications division), and Internet Services (which is part of Information Technology Services). Despite the multiple budgetary organizations, the various departments function as one team.

Medical services

Baylor University Health Services provides comprehensive health services to Baylor University Undergraduate, Graduate, Law, and Seminary Students. Baylor faculty and staff are welcome to come to the Health Center to receive immunizations.

Student Life

Campus life

Student Life seeks to enrich the Baylor experience through life-changing programs and services resulting in an integrated education known for leadership, service, Christian faith, and the total development of student. Ultimately, we are here to guide students as they continue to grow into the person that God has uniquely designed them to be.

Sports facilities

Student-Athlete Services has the overall responsibility for the academic welfare and support of Baylor's student-athletes, both scholarship and non-scholarship, in 19 varsity sports. Support activities include:

  • academic advising and degree planning
  • weekly academic counseling meetings
  • review of student-athletes' academic performance
  • supervised study hall facilities
  • tutoring in a variety of academic subjects
  • life skills which will prepare the student-athletes for life time activities after completion of their collegiate athletic careers.
Student-Athlete Services is located on the second floor of the Simpson Center.

Student clubs

The Department of Student Activities opens pathways for students to develop their leadership and become people of influence through membership in student organizations. Whether teaching others how to samba, organizing a rally for a cleaner environment, spearheading a fundraiser for cancer research, or performing in an overseas choir tour, there is an opportunity for you to connect through student organizations.

There are 260 clubs and organizations, including 42 national and local sororities and fraternities.

Other Degrees