Baylor University
Environmental Science
College of Arts and Sciences

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Cutting-Edge Interdisciplinary Research With a Purpose
Students in Environmental Science actively engage in research activities. Research can come in a variety of forms, but it often involves working with a faculty member or independently on testing a hypothesis or seeking additional information.

Research Directory

Click here to discover what areas in environmental science are currently being researched by the department as well as the faculty associated with those areas.

Research Infrastructure
Discover more about some of the laboratories and other locations available for research.

Why Research?
Participating in research activities- whether with a faculty member or on your own, can benefit you in many ways:

  • Active participation in research prepares undergraduates for professional careers and graduate school.
  • Students and faculty have presented their findings at regional and national scientific meetings such as the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Society of Toxicology, and American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.
  • Students routinely publish their work with faculty in top impact journals.
  • Environmental Science faculty members and students often collaborate with each other, and with other faculty members affiliated with the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research and the Institute of Biomedical Studies.
  • Research has also involved collaboration with researchers at other universities, government agencies, and industry.
Click here to stay up to date on department research publications.

Research News Stories
•  Texas Sea Grant Research Project Studies Effects of Drugs, Personal Care Products on Texas Estuaries
•  Brazos River trash common in bellies of fish, especially near Cameron Park
•  Biodiesel experiments fueling students’ future
•  New Ph.D. program in Environmental Science
•  $250,000 Grant Awarded to Departments Professors
•  Welcome to new professor, Dr. Rebecca Sheesley