Department of Geosciences

Baylor Geosciences focuses on integrative and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service in Earth and planetary sciences.
About the Photo Outcrop description of Late Pennsylvanian strata exposed within the San Juan River canyon at Honaker Trail, southeastern Utah. These outcrops are the basis for one of many field-based projects completed by students during our graduate-level sequence stratigraphy field course.

Research

Research in the Department of Geosciences includes a wide range of topics and disciplines in Earth Sciences including Biogeosciences, Energy Geosciences, Paleoclimate, Solid Earth and Planetary Sciences, Surface and Hydrological Processes, and Lithospheric Processes.

Graduate Programs

The Department of Geosciences offers two graduate degrees: MS and PhD.

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Geosciences has three undergraduate programs: Majors in Geology, Geophysics, and Earth Science, minors in Geology and Earth Science, and a secondary major in Geology.

News and Events

Nathan Wright, PhD Student, Awarded Two External Student Grants Jun. 17, 2022 Geosciences Ph.D. student, Nathan Wright, was awarded the Paleontological Research Institution’s (PRI) student travel award and the NSF/GSA Graduate Research Award to support his dissertation research. Baylor University Ph.D. graduate student, Alix Fournier, received a GSA Graduate Student Research Grant Jun. 9, 2022 Baylor University Ph.D. graduate student, Alix Fournier, received a GSA Graduate Student Research Grant to support her dissertation research. The goal of these grants is to support graduate students research projects in any field of the Geosciences. Ben Sadler, Geosciences Ph.D. student, awarded a scholarship from Fort Worth Geological Society May 24, 2022 Ben Sadler, Geosciences Ph.D. student, received a scholarship from the Fort Worth Geological Society in recognition of his research and scholastics. Toluwaleke Ajayi, Geosciences Ph.D. student, awarded the E. Russell Lloyd Memorial Scholarship May 18, 2022 Toluwaleke Ajayi, Geosciences Ph.D. student, was awarded the E. Russell Lloyd Memorial Scholarship from the West Texas Geological Society (WTGS) Scholarship Committee.
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Department of Geosciences

Baylor Sciences Building, Room D.409

(254) 710-2361