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Departments of the Sciences

Air/Aviation Science


The Institute for Air Science was created in 1991 with the goal of advancing Baylor University's mission through research, public service and the education of a new generation of pilots. In the same year, the institute initiated the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Sciences (B.S.A.) degree, and graduated its first class in 1995.

Today, our department continues to grow with more student options and increasing interest in our programs. The Aviation Sciences Secondary Major and Minor provide attractive options and professional career opportunities for students majoring in other areas. The inclusion of a major in Aviation Administration adds even more flexibility for our students seeking careers in aviation. With new research agendas in aviation, atmospheric, and space sciences, our students can also take advantage of invaluable research experiences.


Biology Excellence Fund 

The Department of Biology is delighted to share that two of our outstanding students are the recipients of prestigious and highly competitive national and international scholarships: 

  • Ms. Carolyn Carper, a senior University Scholar major concentrating in Biochemistry and Political Science on the Pre-Medical track who worked in Dr. Jason Pitt’s biology research lab for 3 ½ years, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study One Health at the Royal Veterinary College in London for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fulbright program is the premier international education exchange program in the United States. It is a highly competitive award that involves a rigorous application and interview process. On average, only about 5% of applicants to the U.K. are selected each year.
  • Senior biology major Ms. Emily Schultz is the recipient of the Churchill Scholarship in mathematics, science and engineering from the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. Emily Schultz conducts research under faculty member Kelli Barr, Ph.D., on emerging viral diseases like Zika, and she is Baylor’s first Churchill Scholar, an achievement especially noteworthy since this is the University’s first year as an elite participating institution in the program. Emily Schultz will continue her work in Global Health at Baylor College of Medicine with the School of Tropical Medicine.

Gifts to Baylor University’s Department of Biology enable us to create world-class research experiences for our students. A value cannot be placed on the lasting impact gifts of this nature afford our faculty, staff, and students! 


Statistical Science Excellence Fund -- Developing well-rounded statisticians through meaningful mentorships, diversified educational experiences, and scholarly research methods and opportunities.

Though this last year has had many challenges, it has also been a year of opportunities for the Department of Statistical Science. Our undergraduate program continues to grow, and we continue to be amazed at the talented students that are taking our courses. As you know, the cost of a college education continues to rise. One of the goals of the department is to offer departmental scholarships to meritorious students who have financial needs. Gifts to the Department of Statistical Science will allow us to begin establishing another endowed scholarship for our students. 

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