Baylor University’s Academic Experience | The Classroom & Beyond Hear from Dr. Jonathan Tran, associate professor of religion, about how faculty invest in students at Baylor, creating an academic experience that propels students to excellence. R1 Research -- A Powerful Advantage for Baylor University Students Baylor University is recognized as one of the nation’s top research institutions. What does that mean for you? Discover how R1 recognition impacts Baylor students. Undergraduate Research Learn from McKenna about the academic rigor, faculty mentorship and opportunities for research that are preparing her for the future, and see Baylor’s state-of-the-art science facility. The Baylor Academic Experience Baylor's academic environment offers a place where you can learn and grow. Here, smaller classes mean that faculty know your name, office hours provide open doors to build relationships and challenging curriculum leads to preparation for success. Behind the Research: Dr. Michael Muehlenbein, Baylor anthropology professor As chair of Baylor University's Department of Anthropology, Dr. Michael Muehlenbein aims to add a focus on health to BU's historically strong anthropology efforts. Apparel Design & Merchandising Learn about Baylor's Apparel Design & Merchandising program from Lecturer Andie Day. Explore Art & Art History Explore Art & Art History at Baylor University in this overview of art programs. Behind the Research: Dr. Heidi Hornik, Baylor Art History Professor Baylor University art history professor Heidi Hornik (and her students) discuss how hands-on work in the field inspires greater understanding of the material in the classroom. Bioinformatics Learn about Bioinformatics from Dr. Erich Baker, Chairman & Professor. Behind the Research: Dr. Dwayne Simmons, Baylor Biology Professor Dr. Dwayne Simmons's work on how the brain connects and communicates with the body is just one of many areas at Baylor University where professors blend groundbreaking research with student engagement in ways that shape the future. Chemistry & Biochemistry Overview Learn about Chemistry and Biochemistry from Dr. Thomas McGrath, Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Program Director. Behind the Research: Dr. John Wood, Baylor Chemistry Professor A world-renowned chemist and cancer researcher, Dr. John L. Wood's lab at Baylor University works to re-create complex, naturally occurring molecules that could be useful in developing new drug therapies that target cancer. Baylor Research: It's all about the students At Baylor University, having undergraduates involved in actual research isn't just a bonus -- it's a critical part of our efforts. Excellent research contributes to excellent teaching, and vice versa. Together, we're working to contribute to society -- for man's good, and God's glory. Baylor Business: Your Calling, Our Mission At Baylor Business, we cultivate principled leaders and serve the global marketplace through transformational learning and impactful scholarship in a culture of innovation guided by Christian values. The School's top-ranked programs combine rigorous classroom learning, hands-on experience in the real world, a solid foundation in ethical values and a global outlook. Business Fellows Learn all about the Baylor Business Fellows Program from Dr. Allen Seward, Associate Professor of Finance and Insurance & Director of Baylor Business Fellows. Classics Overview Learn about the Baylor Classics program from Dr. Ken Jones, Department of Classics Chair. Communications Step into the Communications Classroom with Dr. John Cunningham, Senior Lecturer. Education | The Baylor Difference: SOE Undergrad Experience BSEd student Ashley Solorio explains how Baylor's extensive faculty-guided field experience for teacher education students has prepared her for her own classroom. Education | Why Baylor School of Education in One Minute Engineering & Computer Science Overview Learn about the Engineering & Computer Science program from Ms. Emily Sandvall, Director of Undergraduate Programs. Behind the Research: Dr. Annette von Jouanne, Baylor engineering professor After a 22-year career at Oregon State University, Dr. Annette von Jouanne felt a draw to equip students on a Christian campus and joined Baylor in 2017. Here, she specializes in energy and power systems, with a special passion for renewable energy. Environmental Science Lecture Step into the Environmental Science classroom with Dr. Julie King, Lecturer in Environmental Law. Why Research at Baylor? "To improve lives, protect ecosystems, & prevent challenges." "[Baylor's mission] perfectly aligns with the type of work we're trying to do... improving lives, protecting ecosystems, and ultimately preventing challenges." Behind the Research: Dr. Bryan Brooks, Baylor Environmental Science Professor Go behind the research with Baylor University environmental science professor Bryan Brooks on how and why he engages students in his research. Virtual Field Experience with Dr. Cole Matson When faced with the challenge of teaching a highly experiential environmental science course in a virtual world, Dr. Cole Matson brought the field to the students. Using GoPros and other technology, Dr. Matson waded in and explained the ecosystems, placed tools and devices fitted with cameras into the streams and rivers and gave students a real-time view of the techniques and concepts they needed. Family & Consumer Sciences Overview Hear the Family & Consumer Sciences Overview from Dr. Rochelle Brunson, Clinical Associate Professor. Family & Consumer Sciences with Dr. McAninch Learn about Family & Consumer Sciences from Dr. Nicole McAninch, Clinical Associate Professor. Geosciences Learn about Geosciences from Dr. Steve Dworkin, Professor & Undergraduate Program Director. Health Science Studies Overview Learn about Baylor Health Science Studies from Tricia Blalock, Clinical Association Professor and Director of the Health Science Studies Program. Health, Human Performance & Recreation Lecture Step into the classroom with Dr. Kelli McMahan, Clinical Associate Professor. Health, Human Performance & Recreation Overview Learn about Health, Human Performance & Recreation from Kimberly Smith, Internship Manager. Why Research at Baylor? "To Tell Their Story" "I study people that I believe history has kind of left behind... so that I can tell their story." At Baylor University, research is driven by compassion, curiosity and courage. Dr. Ronald Angelo Honors College Lecture Step into an Honors classroom with Dr. Sarah Jane Murray, Associate Professor of the Great Texts Program. Honors College Overview Learn about the Honors College from Dr. Doug Henry, Interim Dean of the Honors College. Why choose the Honors Program? Learn more about the Honors Program from Dr. Bill Neilson. What is the Honors Residential College? Learn more about the Honors Residential College, a housing community available exclusively for Honors College students. Why choose Great Texts? Learn more about the Great Texts Program from from Dr. Michael Foley, Associate Professor of Patristics in the Honors College. Why choose BIC? Learn more about the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. BIC and Your Major The Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) is one of the programs in the Honors College at Baylor University. It provides an alternative way for students to explore Baylor's core curriculum. Instead of taking the University's traditional general education requirements (separate classes in English, history, religion, philosophy, and political science, for example) BIC students learn about these subjects by taking a challenging and integrated curriculum. Interior Design Find out all about the Baylor Interior Design program from Elise King, Assistant Professor in the Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences. Journalism, Public Relations & New Media Learn about Journalism, PR & New Media from Dr. Maxey Parrish, Senior Lecturer. Mathematics Learn about the Mathematics Program from Dr. Marius Mitrea, Professor. Medical Humanities Overview Learn about Baylor's Medical Humanities program from Dr. Bill Hoy, Clinical Professor. Music with Dr. Umstead Learn what makes the Baylor Music program special from Dr. Randy Umstead Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Music - School of Music Overview Check out this video to get an overall sense of what life in the School of Music looks like. Nursing - Inside Glimpse Get an inside glimpse into life as a Baylor Nursing student. Nursing Lecture Learn a bit about what Nursing looks like for college students from Dr. Linda Plank, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Associate Professor. Nursing Overview Learn about the Louise Herrington School of Nursing from Dr. Kyle Pyron, Coordinator of Pre-Nursing Department. Philosophy Learn about Baylor's Philosophy program with Dr. Todd Buras, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Physics Lecture Step into the Physics classroom with Dr. Lorin Matthews, Professor of Physics. Political Science Learn about our Political Science program with Dr. Dave Bridge, Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director. Pre-Law Overview Learn what the Baylor Pre-Law track looks like from Benjamin Cooper, Pre-Law Program Manager. Prehealth Overview Hear about the Prehealth program from Dr. Rich Sanker, Senior Director of Prehealth Programs & Undergraduate Research. Public Health with Dr. Lanning Learn about the Public Health program from Dr. Beth Lanning, an Associate Professor in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. Public Health with Margo Shanks Learn about the Public Health program from Margo Shanks, Senior Lecturer in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. Religion Learn about Religion at Baylor with Dr. Natalie Carnes, Associate Professor. Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences Overview Learn about programs within the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences from Amanda Holland, Director of Advising & Enrollment Initiatives. Science Research Fellows Learn about the Science Research Fellows program from Dr. Klausmeyer, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Research. Why Research at Baylor? "Because you're helping people who desperately need it." "There are a lot of rewards that come from being in social work, because you're helping people -- people who desperately need it." Social Work Lecture with Dr. Fisher Step into a Social Work classroom with Dr. Kerri Fisher, Lecturer in the Social Work department. Social Work Overview Find out all about the Baylor Social Work program from Dr. Kayla Mize, Academic Advisor. Why Research at Baylor? "To have an impact on humans." "I like to work on problems that have an impact on humans... and I think that because of Baylor's Christian mission, that's very much a focus at this university." Statistical Science Learn about Statistical Science from Dr. Mandy Hering, Associate Professor of Statistics.