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Pathway Programs and Direct Admission for Undergraduates and Graduates

Your Pathway to Baylor University

We offer a range of ways to study at Baylor University. With preparation programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, plus direct admission, you’ll be able to gain an American degree no matter your interests and where you are in your academic journey.

Choose Your Program

Direct Admission or Global Gateway Program?

In our Global Gateway Programs, you will take academic courses along with English studies and progress fully to your chosen degree when you successfully complete your program. You’ll be a part of the Baylor experience from day one while earning academic credits and receiving extra support to prepare you for the challenges of a Baylor education and a successful future.

Study for one, two or three semesters at the International Study Center alongside other international undergraduate students. You’ll earn credits toward your degree and take English courses alongside academic courses, so you’re integrated into the university from the start.

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Global Direct

If you meet Baylor’s English requirements but need to increase your GPA, this one-semester program provides academic support designed to accelerate your full progression to your undergraduate program of choice while earning up to 15 academic credits.

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International Year

Study for one, two or three semesters at the International Study Center alongside other international undergraduate students. You'll earn credits towards your degree and take English and academic courses at the same time.

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Master's International Year

Study two semesters gaining English language skills and up to 12 credits toward your Master’s degree in Engineering. Taught jointly by the International Study Center and Baylor, this program will ensure you are integrated into your degree program from the start.

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Direct Admission

High achieving international students are invited to apply directly as an undergraduate or graduate where you’ll join the Baylor University cohort from day one. Choose from a wide selection of undergraduate majors or graduate engineering programs.

Your Degree Program

Baylor University offers a wide range of degree programs. From arts to business to engineering, there are many options to suit your interests and career plans. You can choose a major from the lists below:

Arts & Sciences

  • American Studies, BA
  • Anthropology, BA
  • Anthropology, BS
  • Applied Mathematics, BS
  • Arabic and Middle East Studies, BA
  • Art History, BA
  • Asian Studies, BA
  • Astronomy, BA
  • Astronomy, BS
  • Astrophysics, BA
  • Astrophysics, BS
  • Aviation Administration, BSA
  • Aviation Sciences, BSA
  • Biochemistry, BA
  • Biochemistry, BS
  • Biology, BS
  • Chemistry, BA
  • Chemistry, BS
  • Classics, BA
  • Communication Specialist, BA
  • Communication, BA
  • Computer Science, BA
  • Earth Science, BA
  • Economics, BA
  • Economics, BS
  • English, BA
  • Environmental Health Science, BS
  • Environmental Science, BS
  • Environmental Studies, BA
  • Film and Digital Media, BA
  • French, BA
  • Geology, BS
  • Geophysics, BS
  • German, BA
  • Great Texts of the Western Tradition, BA
  • Greek, BA
  • Greek & Roman Studies, BA
  • History, BA
  • International Studies, BA
  • Journalism, BA
  • Linguistics, BA
  • Latin, BA
  • Latin American Studies, BA
  • Mathematics, BA
  • Mathematics, BS
  • Medical Humanities, BA
  • Music, BA
  • Neuroscience, BS
  • Philosophy, BA
  • Physics, BA
  • Physics, BS
  • Political Science, BA
  • Professional Writing and Rhetoric, BA
  • Psychology, BA
  • Psychology, BS
  • Religion, BA
  • Russian, BA
  • Science Research Fellows, BS
  • Slavic & East European Studies, BA
  • Sociology, BA
  • Spanish, BA
  • Statistics, BS
  • Studio Art, BA
  • Studio Art, BFA
  • Theatre Arts, BA
  • Theatre Design and Technology, BFA
  • Theatre Performance, BFA
  • University Scholar, BA


  • Accounting, BBA
  • Business Fellows, BBA
  • Economics, BBA
  • Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, BBA
  • Finance, BBA
  • Human Resource Management, BBA
  • International Business, BBA
  • Management Information Systems, BBA
  • Management, BBA
  • Marketing, BBA
  • Professional Selling, BBA
  • Risk Management & Insurance, BBA
  • Supply Chain Management, BBA


  • Elementary Education, BSED
  • Middle Grade English, Language Arts, and Reading, BSED
  • Middle Grade Mathematics, BSED
  • Middle Grade Science, BSED
  • Middle Grade Social Studies, BSED
  • Secondary English, Language Arts, and Reading, BSED
  • Secondary Life Science, BSED
  • Secondary Mathematics, BSED
  • Secondary Physical Sciences, BSED
  • Secondary Social Studies, BSED
  • Spanish All Level, BSED
  • Special Education, BSED

Engineering & Computer Science

  • Bioinformatics, BSI
  • Computer Science Fellows, BSC
  • Computer Science, BSCS
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering, BSECE
  • Engineering, BSE
  • Mechanical Engineering, BSME

Health & Human Services

  • Apparel Design & Product Development, BS
  • Apparel Merchandising, BS
  • Child and Family Studies, BS
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, BS
  • Exercise Physiology, BS
  • Family & Consumer Science, BS
  • Health Science Studies, BS
  • Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies, BSED
  • Interior Design, BS
  • Nutrition Sciences, BS
  • Public Health, BSPH
  • Recreation and Leisure Services, BSED


  • Choral Music, BME
  • Church Music, BM
  • Instrumental Music, BME
  • Composition, BMv
  • Music History & Literature, BM
  • Theory, BM
  • Pedagogy, BM


  • Nursing, BSN

Social Work

  • Social Work, BSW

Major degree options subject to change.

Engineering & Computer Science

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSECE
  • Engineering, Interdisciplinary, MENG
  • Mechanical Engineering, MSME

Your Future in Texas

As well as an exciting course of study at Baylor – you'll benefit from living and learning in an inspiring location, home to many thriving industries.