Baylor University
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences

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About Biology

The Department of Biology at Baylor University seeks to understand the fundamental mechanisms by which living systems operate. Our faculty span a wide range of research and teaching interests and employ Baylor's state-of-the-science facilities to address critical questions in modern biology.

Our mission is to advance biological knowledge through excellence in research, educate the next generation of leaders in the health and basic biological sciences, and apply our findings to solve global challenges in human health and environmental stewardship.

Science Building

The Department of Biology is located on the second floor of the
Baylor Science Building (BSB)in B.207

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holidays: The building is closed on campus holidays.
Semester breaks: The building closes earlier at 7:00 PM

Baylor University lies in Waco, Texas on Interstate I-35 between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin, Texas. Follow the link for a map and directions.


Department of Biology
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97388
Waco, TX 76798-7388


Main Office: B.207 Baylor Science Building
Phone: (254) 710-2911
FAX: (254) 710-2969
Department Chair
Dwayne D. Simmons, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Chair - Department of Biology

Office B.207 Baylor Science Building
Phone (254) 710-2911
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biology
Marcie Moehnke
Senior Lecturer of Biology
Undergraduate Program Director

Office A. 215 Baylor Sciences Building
Phone (254) 710-2134
Director of Graduate Studies in Biology
Ryan S. King, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Graduate Program Director


Office C.414 Baylor Sciences Building
Phone (254) 710-2150



Department of Biology