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.



Baylor graduate student received the TSAPS student presentation award.
Dec. 1, 2020
The Texas Section APS (TSAPS) meeting was held virtually during Nov. 12-14 and several Baylor physicists presented their research in this meeting. Caleb Smith was one of them, and he received the TSAPS graduate student presentation award.
Recent Baylor graduate won the APS history of physics essay contest
Nov. 5, 2020
Mr. Garrett Williams who graduated Baylor in Spring 2019 won the 2020 APS History of Physics Essay Contest).
U.S. News, Wall Street Journal rank Baylor among nation’s best student experiences
Sep. 30, 2020
A Baylor education is about more than just what you learn in the classroom — it’s really the complete Baylor experience that makes this place special. Two new rankings this fall — one from U.S. News & World Report, the other from the Wall Street Journal — show others outside the Baylor Family are beginning to recognize that fact.
Statewide campaign shines light on Baylor’s research efforts
Sep. 29, 2020
Very few universities today can (or would) claim to be preeminent research institutions that fearlessly proclaim the name of Jesus — but that is Baylor’s aim. We recognize that all truth is God’s truth — so at Baylor, our academic strivings and research efforts are all about learning more about what God has made on this earth, and inspired in human hearts.

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