The major is open to incoming freshmen, transfer students with less than 36 Baylor credit hours after previous school credits have transferred, current Baylor students with less than 36 Baylor credit hours at time of application, or current students in good standing transferring from the University Scholars Program. Acceptances are made on a rolling basis, and letters of admission are sent in the month following receipt of a complete application.
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The Bob Bullock Scholars Program was established in 2000 through an agreement involving the family of Bob Bullock, members of the Texas Senate, and Baylor University. Funding was provided to allow students from Baylor University to work on a full-time basis during sessions of the Texas Legislature. The program aims to elevate the study of politics among our undergraduate student body and serve as a model for those individuals who seek to serve others through a career in public life. Dr. James A. Curry, the Bob Bullock Professor of Public Policy and Administration, arranges placements of Baylor students in appropriate legislative offices during the session of the Texas Legislature. Bullock Scholars live in Austin and work on a full-time basis for a member of the Texas Senate or the Texas House of Representatives for the entire legislative session. Students also will be enrolled for a minimum of six semester hours and may take as many as fifteen hours. The selection of Bob Bullock Scholars is competitive and requires that students complete a substantive application and submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and writing sample for consideration. Applications are available on the Bob Bullock Scholars homepage, linked above.
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The University Scholars Program is designed for outstanding students who seek a liberal education and choose two or more concentrations, often in diverse disciplines at Baylor. Most University Scholars students enter the program as first year students through a rigorous application process that considers criteria including: ACT/SAT scores, class rank, application essays, interests, maturity, and fit for the program.