Honors College

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

The Honors College unites two majors and two 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.


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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Mar. 1, 2024
Scott Moore, Ph.D., Appointed Honors College Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

The Honors College has appointed Scott Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Great Texts, as Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives. In addition to his administrative role, Moore will continue his teaching responsibilities within the Great Texts Program. His appointment is effective March 1. 

Feb. 23, 2024
The Next Horizon

When students visit “Sparky” Matthews’ office on the first floor of the Baylor Sciences Building, they often find themselves looking at all the stuff instead of paying attention to the conversation.

Feb. 1, 2024
Honors Program Alumnus Appointed as Louisiana’s Solicitor General

Honors Program alumnus Benjamin Aguiñaga (BA, ’12) was recently appointed as Louisiana's solicitor general. With a proven track record of legal excellence, Aguiñaga is set to bring his expertise to bear on critical issues facing the state. 

Jan. 31, 2024
Honors College Students Trace Dante’s Steps during Wintermester in Italy

This January, 14 Honors College students embarked on a two-week journey through Italy, immersing themselves in the Great Texts in Italy program. Guided by the expertise of Associate Professor of Philosophy and Great Texts, Scott Moore, Ph.D., Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Dean Emeritus, Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., and Senior Lecturer in the Honors Program Stacey Hibbs, Ph.D.,  students explored the various locales depicted in Dante’s Divine Comedy and visited culturally significant sites from the Italian Renaissance.