Department of Physics

Why Study Physics at Baylor?

Graduate and undergraduate students in physics at Baylor University experience the benefits of a major American university, large enough to support a superior academic program while still allowing opportunities only available within a close-knit community of scholars. With excellent facilities housed in the Baylor Science Building, the department faculty and staff members are dedicated to help our students for their successes in our program and for their future.


Graduate Programs

Graduate students in physics at Baylor University experience can experience cutting-edge research opportunities in a wide variety of physics areas. If you are looking for a graduate program in physics where class size is conducive to learning and professors are readily available, then the graduate program at Baylor University might be a good match for you.

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Undergraduate Programs

Baylor offers exciting undergraduate programs in physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. Taught by a committed and caring faculty, students in Baylor's Department of Physics study some of the most exciting aspects of the universe.

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Dr. Howard Lee received two prestigeous awards over this summer
Sep. 26, 2019
Dr. Howard Lee of our department enjoyed receiving two prestigious awards over this past summer. He is awarded for the DARPA "Director Fellowship". The Director Fellowship is selected to a limited number of awardees who demonstrate exceptional DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) project performance over the 24-month base period. He was also awarded for the Young Scientist Award at the 2019 Optoelectronics Global Conference (OGC) in Shenzhen, China. Congratulation!
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Baylor Lariat: Baylor officially announces plans to become R1 institution
Aug. 30, 2019
Aug. 30, 2019 Baylor formally announced plans to join the top tier of American research universities by pursuing the Research 1 classification. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education defines its R1 classification as one given to universities with “very high research activity.” Interviewed for the article were Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., and Charles Weaver, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
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Baylor graduate student, Jingyi Yang, awarded the 2019 Scholarship from the international society for optics and photonics (SPIE)
Jun. 4, 2019
Baylor graduate student, Jingyi Yang, from the Dr. Howard Lee's group is selected as one of the six who are awarded the 2019 Scholarship from the international society for optics and photonics (SPIE). Congratulations!
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Seven Baylor physics majors moving on to their next chapters
May 17, 2019
It is always nice to see our physics students graduating and moving on to their next career paths. This May, seven students completed our program. Congratulations!
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