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Dean's Welcome
Dennis O'Neal, Ph.D., P.E.
Dennis O'Neal

One Bear Place #97356
Waco, TX 76798-7356
(254) 710-3871
fax (254) 710-3839

Welcome to our website. I would like to thank you for taking some time to learn more about the School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS). We offer an environment where motivated students can excel academically and get the preparation they need to be successful in their careers. Our courses of study include: bioinformatics, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, general engineering, and mechanical engineering.

We believe that an education in ECS at Baylor is more than just learning material in the classroom. A vital part of our education is the community of scholars that students join when they enter our program. Within Baylor's East Village Residential Community, Teal Residential College provides a complimentary approach to student engagement. As they live and learn together, aspiring students explore their vocation beyond the classroom through faculty exchanges, social events, day-to-day interactions, and chapel.

Engineering and Computer Science are disciplines closely connected to technology and industry. Our Board of Advocates , which currently includes more than 20 industry executives, provides broad oversight, valuable advice, and clear direction to our programs. Our students also have great opportunities for summer internships with companies across the country. A majority of our students participate in a paid multiple-week, on-site internship experience with a participating industry partner. Often the first job offer before graduation comes from the internship employer.

A vital connection for students during their time in one of our programs is their interaction with faculty. We have faculty who care about their students. Faculty not only spend time teaching students in class, but also spend time serving as advisors for student organizations, advising students on career goals, and participating in student mission trips. Each year, our faculty members are recognized for teaching, research, and service achievements within Baylor and by national professional organizations.

You will find that we have a large number of organizations where students can gain valuable leadership experience and expand their professional connections. These include organizations such as Association of Computing Machinery, Society of Women Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Engineers with a Mission.

We are very proud of our graduates. Besides heading for high-paying industry jobs, some continue their education in graduate school, law school, seminary, or medical school.

Baylor offers numerous programs responsive to advancing the personal, intellectual, and faith pursuits of students, faculty, and staff. With the success of these efforts, it's no wonder we're ranked in the top twenty undergraduate focused programs by U.S. News and World Report.


Dennis O'Neal, Ph.D., P.E.