Department of Geosciences

Baylor Geosciences focuses on integrative and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service in Earth and planetary sciences.
About the Photo Overlook of Shadow Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness of Inyo National Forest in eastern California.


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

Baylor Geosciences Professor to Receive International Award for Desert Research Sep. 17, 2019 WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2019) – Steven L. Forman, Ph.D., professor of geosciences and director of the Geoluminescence Dating Research Laboratory at Baylor University, will receive the international Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research from the Geological Society of America, becoming only the 21st scientist to receive the award. The GSA will present Forman with the award during the organization’s meeting Sept. 23 in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More Assistant Professor, Hydrology and Surface Processes Sep. 12, 2019 The Baylor University Department of Geosciences seeks a dynamic scholar in hydrology and surface processes beginning August 2020. Read More Graduate Students Receive NGWA Scholarships Aug. 16, 2019 Congratulations to Wynne Casteel and Will Brewer who were awarded scholarships from Groundwater Foundation through the Len Assante Scholarship Program. Read More Out-of-This-World Research: Moon Investigator Sets His Sights on Mercury Jul. 17, 2019 WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) — Fifty years ago, America loved its astronauts to the Moon and back. And this week, as the country marks the historic liftoff and landing, a Baylor University planetary geophysicist is over the Moon about researching a new space frontier. Read More

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Department of Geosciences

Baylor Sciences Building, Room D.409

(254) 710-2361