Baylor University
Department of Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences


Standards of Geoscience Ethics

Baylor University’s Department of Geosciences ascribes to the AGU Guidelines to the extent they do not conflict with the University’s nondiscrimination policies and statements found here:


The American Geophysical Union is the largest organization of Earth and space scientists in the world, with more than 65,000 members. AGU has articulated a minimal set of standards that geoscientists are required to meet in order to be members of AGU or participants in AGU activities. The AGU ethics portal ( is a rich source of information about geoscience ethics.

Members of the Baylor Geosciences Department, as part of the international geoscience community, are in principle to endorse the AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy, which is available online at

GeoEthics Resources

Organizations with a special focus on geoscience ethics

Geoscience ethics codes

Other important applied-ethics documents