Pursuing Discovery and Impact.

Here in Arts and Sciences, the scope of our research impact is at a scale few can match. Advancements in research with real-world applications and impact potential are changing the way we think, thrive and live.

Here, top scholars in the world are pushing boundaries and trailblazing innovations from fundamental, life and applied science to behavioral economics and brain science, mathematics to humanities, and from understanding our earth and beyond – leading discovery and solutions for our state, nation and world.

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Imagine the Possibilities

Our research mission is to foster interdisciplinary research collaborations that advance discoveries to benefit the world.


Research conducted at Texas A&M generated annual expenditures of more than $1.148 billion in fiscal year 2021, paced by research grants in the life and earth sciences. Texas A&M ranked 14th in the most recent National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey based on expenditures of more than $1.131 billion in fiscal year 2020.

The College of Arts and Sciences is responsible for more than $140 million of that research, including millions in indirect cost return that is reinvested in new and continuing projects.



Areas of Preeminence

The Cyclotron Institute

Receiving $7 million annually in external research grants and internationally recognized for research contributions, the Institute provides the primary infrastructure support in nuclear chemistry and nuclear physics.

Multidisciplinary research and publications that employ computational methods in the study of literature, history, and culture.

Promoting discoveries in the field of chronobiology.

Research that expands basic scientific knowledge and provides benefits to the federal statistical system.

The Center for the Study of the First Americans explores the process of the peopling of the Americas, one of the most important questions in American archaeology. The center pursues research, education and public outreach.

An extraordinary interdisciplinary entity with national and international impact that goes beyond the conventional standard limits of modern science and technology.

Nationally & Internationally Recognized Centers & Institutes

The College of Arts and Science is home to 34 centers and institutes as well as many specialized laboratories and active research groups, where innovation by our top researchers continues to lead to groundbreaking discoveries and societal solutions in myriad world-changing areas.