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Program Type: Group Semester Program Language: English
GPA req.: 3.2 Housing: On campus residence hall
Program Description:
St. Andrews

Date: Fall or Spring Semester
Where: St Andrews, Scotland
Cost: Program fee is $7,500 and includes rail passes, housing, meals, and international health insurance
Deadline to apply: 3/15 for Fall application and 10/15 for Spring application

Courses Offered
Courses vary each semester depending on the traveling professor, but students are required to take the professor's course.

Additionally, students will select courses from the St Andrews catalogue, which is updated yearly. The list of courses offered at St Andrews that have pre-approvals are dependent upon the St Andrews course catalogue, which can be found at the following website -

Program Description
During the Baylor in St Andrews program, students will live and study at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The European-style courses will develop each student's academic skills.

As a group semester abroad program, Baylor in St Andrews creates a unique community atmosphere. Participants will travel with other Baylor students and a Baylor faculty member.
The St Andrews semester study abroad program is especially designed for Baylor students who are interested in philosophy and religion and the intersection and manifestations in culture and history. All majors are welcome to apply. St Andrews has an outstanding international reputation and is especially strong in philosophy, religion, the classics history, art history, psychology and the sciences. Academically highly-motivated students in these departments and the Honors College are encouraged to apply.
Only serious students who have completed at least 30 hours at Baylor should apply. Students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA (this will be assessed at the end of each semester). Students must have a clear judicial record or consent to go by Baylor University. The program is limited to 20 students. Applications are accepted after an interview with the program director.

Students will be provided accommodations in the University of St Andrews residence halls. Baylor students will live in various residence halls as rooms are available. Students will not live with other Baylor students. They will room with Scottish and European students.

Almost all of the residence halls are located within the town within walking distance of the classrooms

Fall 2018 Information

Fall 2018: September 7/8 - December 21, 2018

Dr. Joseph Stubenrauch
Associate Professor, History

Director's Course:

HIS 4340: A United Kingdom?: Scotland and the U.K. from Union to Brexit

This course will survey Scottish history from the 1707 Act of Union with England up through the present day. We will consider the unique political and cultural history of Scotland, including 18th-century uprisings, the invention of kilts, Presbyterianism and secularization, Scottish contributions to the empire and the World Wars, Scottish literature and film, the devolution of Scotland’s parliament, and the rise of the Scottish National Party. We will particularly consider the theme of identity. When and why did Scots understand themselves as British, Celtic, or European? The answer to this question, as we will see, has important political and cultural repercussions, particularly in the current moment as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

Spring 2019 Information

Spring 2019: January 22/23 - May 24, 2019

Program Director: Natalie Carnes
Associate Professor, Religion


REL 300: Images and Idols

Over the centuries, Christians have both made and broken images, loved and feared them. What makes images so powerful? And what is it about Christianity that gives rise to such opposite attitudes about images? Beginning with the ancient roots of image-making and image-breaking in Christianity, the course will move up through the centuries to end by examining the image controversies of our own times. Students will learn to engage both texts and images as they discuss: When does an image become an idol?

Program Coordinator
Lexi English
Hankamer Academic Center, Suite 160.12

More about the University of St Andrews (courtesy of
The University of St Andrews was Scotland’s first university and only the third to be founded in the English-speaking world. It sits in the heart of the east coast town of the same name, in the Kingdom of Fife.

At a time when university status could only be conferred by the Pope, the then Bishop of St Andrews, Henry Wardlaw, sought a blessing from Pope Benedict XIII to establish a national university (most Scottish students in the middle ages were forced out of Oxford and Cambridge as a result of the Wars of Independence with England).

The papal blessing was granted in 1413, allowing the St Andrews school of higher studies, on the site of a former monastery, the authority to confer degrees.

Over 900 degree courses are now offered at the university, organised across four faculties: Arts, Divinity, Medicine, and Science.

About a third of its 8,000 students come from Scotland while just under half are international, hailing from 120 different countries in total, and the university has some of the lowest drop-out rates in the country.

In 1892, the institution accepted its first women students, at a time when the majority of British universities still did not.

The town of St Andrews is small – just 17,000 permanent residents live among protected conservation areas, meaning university staff along with 7,500 students makes up about half its population. The university itself refers to the ‘thee people rule’. Supposedly a student walking down the street in St Andrews is bound to know at least one in every three people they pass.

The institution even has its own wind farm, making St Andrews self-sufficient for electrical energy.Prominent St Andrew’s alumni include politician Alex Salmond, the inventor of logarithms John Napier, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine (née Middleton) Duchess of Cambridge.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018
03/15/2018 09/01/2018 12/20/2018
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Spring 2019 10/15/2018 10/15/2018 01/25/2019 05/25/2019

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