Department of Biology

Understanding Our World • Healing Our World
About the Photo Dr. Stephen Trumble (Cape Shirreff, Livingston Is., Antarctica) on daily hike in search of leopard seals (NSF project B-232-L)
Research All Biology faculty members share a passion for cultivating a love of research in students. Our state-of-the-art Biology laboratories allow instructors to guide students in advanced research methods. At Baylor, students will use technology that most do not see until medical school. From dissecting a plasticized cadaver to microdissection of the inner ear of a mouse, students will be surrounded by top-tier technology and instruction.
Faculty Research Cancer, Limnology, Tropical Diseases, Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience are a few of the areas of Biology being analyzed by faculty members at Baylor University. From the city level and up, professors partner with various private and government institutions to conduct applicable ground-breaking research.
Graduate Research Our doctoral students participate in cutting-edge laboratory and field research on models ranging from the Zika virus to blue whales. These studies result in high-impact publications in top-tier scientific journals.
Undergraduate Research Participation in research promotes creativity and effective thinking skills needed to solve the problems of our world. Whether in the classroom, the lab, or the field, and research allows students the opportunity to generate and analyze data.

Graduate Programs

We offer Master of Science (MS), Master of Arts-Health Profession (MA-HP), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in Biology. We have over 50 students enrolled in our graduate program, with a target of upwards of 100 students within the next 5-10 years. Students concentrate their coursework and research within one of two tracks: Cell, Molecular, Health, and Disease (CMHD) Biology or Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal (EEO) Biology. Our world-class graduate faculty span the full continuum of biological subdisciplines, thus affording a true cross-disciplinary education in Biology.

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Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology prepares students for graduate and professional schools as well as a variety of careers within the life sciences. Undergraduate students majoring in Biology have the opportunity to specialize in areas of particular interest by selecting from four different concentrations: Biology of Global Health, Cell & Molecular Biology, Integrative Biology, and Science Education. Biology majors are strongly encouraged to participate in the numerous undergraduate research experiences offered in the department. Our faculty are award-winning instructors who are passionate about fostering a love of science while developing students into successful scientists and leaders.


Department of Biology

B.207 Baylor Science Building
One Bear Place #97388
Waco, TX 76798-7388

(254) 710-2911