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.

Graduate Studies

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.



Drs. Howard Lee and Kenichi Hatakeyama Receive Outstanding Faculty Awards
May 4, 2020
Physics professors Dr. Ken Hatakeyama and Dr. Howard Lee were both selected as outstanding faculty this year for their scholarship.
Baylor graduate student, Christopher Madrid, received the 2019 CMS Collaboration HCAL Achievement Award
Mar. 1, 2020
Mr. Christopher Madrid, a graduate student in the experimental high energy physics group, received the "HCAL Achievement Award" from the CMS Collaboration at CERN, Switzerland for his extensive contributions to several aspects of the CMS HCAL Barrel and Endcap upgrades.
Baylor scientist creates TED-Ed lesson about extraterrestrial life in our solar system
Feb. 21, 2020
Augusto Carballido, Ph.D., assistant research professor in Baylor's Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER), is one of the creators of a TED-Ed lesson titled "There may be extraterrestrial life in our solar system”.
Baylor physicist joins editorial board of largest journal in plasma physics
Feb. 13, 2020
Lorin Matthews, Ph.D., professor of Physics and associate director of Baylor's Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER), has been named to the editorial board of Physics of Plasmas.

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