Research

courtyard of Shelby HallFrom the laboratory to the field, researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences are targeting and developing new, creative and innovative solutions for the future. The College is well-known for the breadth and quality of its research, particularly in the following areas:

  • biodiversity
  • health, diseases, and disorders
  • fresh surface and underground water systems, as well as coastal and ocean waters
  • energy and energy storage
  • natural resources management, hazards, and environmental impact
  • materials for data storage, energy storage, and energy sensors
  • computational sciences and GIS
  • high energy experimental physics
  • behavior problems and cybercrime
  • digital humanities
  • southern studies
  • fine and performing arts
  • cultural studies
  • global connections, including the international collaborations, education, and research that strengthens the U.S. across disciplines throughout the world
  • communication and civic engagement

Research Centers

young woman working in a labThe College supports research centers and groups in areas ranging from biodiversity to the humanities and social sciences. Many of these groups are interdisciplinary, bringing together faculty and students from across the College — and abroad — to work on exciting challenges.

Research Support

Undergraduate Creativity and Research Academy (UCRA): Students receive funding and partner with a full-time faculty sponsor on the research or creative activity of their choosing. UCRA funding is open to all full-time undergraduates who have declared A&S majors.

College Academy for Research and Creative Activity (CARSCA): Provides support for independent research or creative projects by faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences. All permanent College faculty are eligible for CARSCA funding.

Workshops: Each year the College offers grant-writing and publishing workshops for new faculty members.