Department of Geosciences

Baylor Geosciences focuses on integrative and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service in Earth and planetary sciences.
About the Photo A sandstone slab from the Early Triassic (Induan) Dinwoody Formation from Beaverhead Co., Montana. The fossils preserved on the slab are bivalve genera Eumorphotis and Promyalina, which act as opportunistic "disaster taxa" and proliferate in the aftermath of the Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction.


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

Huge mystery blob found under the moon's far side Jun. 13, 2019 The massive find promises to help scientists better understand how all rocky bodies—including our own planet—came to be. Read More Mass Anomaly Detected Under the Moon’s Largest Crater Jun. 13, 2019 Discovery may contain metal from asteroid crash, Baylor University researcher says. Read More From Construction Worker to Award-Winning Geologist: An Outstanding Dissertation Story May 14, 2019 On May 1, I had the privilege of helping recognize our 2019 Outstanding Graduate Students. Six students received Outstanding Graduate Instructor Awards and three students received Outstanding Dissertation Awards. I asked each of the students to speak about their graduate journey as well as a faculty member (either graduate program director or faculty mentor) to speak about the research and teaching success of each student. Read More Logan Wiest awarded 2019 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award May 9, 2019 Congratulations to Department of Geosciences PhD graduate Dr. Logan Wiest! He won the won the 2019 Baylor Graduate School Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Sciences for his dissertation “Taphonomic and Mass-Extinction Research from an Ichnological Perspective. Read More

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Department of Geosciences

Baylor Sciences Building, Room D.409

(254) 710-2361