The Computer Science Fellows (CSF) Program embraces Baylor's mission "to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community." To this end, the program provides an individualized academic experience for intellectually gifted, highly motivated computer science students entering the School of Engineering & Computer Science with a wide range of interests who desire a more diverse experience across the disciplines.
The program seeks to broaden Computer Science Fellows' backgrounds in their chosen area(s) of diversification while preparing them for graduate studies or for successful computer science careers. The Computer Science Fellows is a major within the School of Engineering & Computer Science where Fellows are free to create an individualized, albeit rigorous, course of study with the advice of a program director. Thus, rather than being subject to the specialized course requirements of a traditional major, Fellows are mentored throughout their undergraduate years by the CSF Director and the Computer Science Review Committee.
Admission to Computer Science Fellows Major is competitive and is separate from and subsequent to admission to Baylor University. Although the major is designed to appeal to students with high ACT/SAT scores and class rank, or National Merit designees, admission is not based solely on scores and grades. Consideration is given to genuine intellectual curiosity and a desire to excel in computer science studies as well as achieve a broad education in the humanities. Computer Science Fellows, while being interested in computer science as a discipline, will also be interested in a wider variety of disciplines. They seek a rigorous program in Computer Science that also allows them the flexibility to study across disciplines while still being prepared for either graduate school or successful careers.