The College of Arts and Sciences is central to Texas A&M's mission to develop and transfer new knowledge through research. Our faculty, students, and research staff are driven by the spirit of discovery and dedicated to expanding the frontiers of scholarship, from the physical and social sciences to languages and the humanities.

Research conducted at Texas A&M generated annual expenditures of more than $1.153 billion in fiscal year 2022, paced by research grants in the life and earth sciences. Texas A&M ranked 16th in the most recent National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey based on expenditures of more than $1.148 billion in fiscal year 2021. 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 Research

Students can learn side-by-side with faculty experts as they earn credit hours through any one of our independent research courses.

Through discovery and innovation, our graduate students and various research programs are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.

Our students have the opportunity to interact with some of the best accomplished faculty, the foundations of our great programs.

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.

Research News