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

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 professors of the year represent religion, business, English & geosciences May 20, 2020 Another academic year has come to an end. However strange it was, some things are still familiar: Final grades have been posted, books are being returned, students have graduated — and Baylor’s professors of the year have been awarded! The Collins Outstanding Professor Award, which is voted on by the outgoing senior class, awards the … Fishing Rod ‘Selfie Stick’ and Scientific Sleuthing Lead to Clues about Extinct Reptile Resembling a Dolphin May 19, 2020 WACO, Texas (May 19, 2020) – A Russian paleontologist visiting the Natural History Museum in London desperately wanted a good look at the skeleton of an extinct aquatic reptile, but its glass case was too far up the wall. So he attached his digital camera to a fishing rod and — with several clicks — snagged a big one, scientifically speaking. Baylor Geosciences is offering online classes this summer! May 15, 2020 Have you ever wanted to learn more about geology, paleontology, geography, natural hazards, and the world around you? Now is your chance! Fossil Discoveries Give Clues about Flying, Spike-toothed Reptiles in the Sahara 100 Million Years Ago Mar. 24, 2020 WACO, Texas (March 24, 2020) – Three new species of toothed pterosaurs — flying reptiles of the Cretaceous period, some 100 million years ago — have been identified in Africa by an international team of scientists led by Baylor University.
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Department of Geosciences

Baylor Sciences Building, Room D.409

(254) 710-2361