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

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. New Study Shows Africa’s Lake Victoria Could Dry Up Faster Than Expected, White Nile Tributary Could Disappear Within a Decade Nov. 21, 2019 Graduate Student Opportunities in the Department of Geosciences Oct. 23, 2019 The Department of Geosciences at Baylor University invites applications for full-time PhD and MS students. Teaching and research assistantships available. 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.

Connect With Us

Department of Geosciences

Baylor Sciences Building, Room D.409

(254) 710-2361