Beyond the traditional classroom experience, we encourage our students to explore research firsthand as early as their sophomore year. More than half of our majors graduate with a research experience, working side-by-side with world-class experts, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in our laboratories each year.
Undergrads in the Lab
Undergraduates in the College of Science can learn side-by-side with faculty experts as you earn credit hours through any one of our independent research courses (291/491 listings). Learn about the research interests of our faculty before enrolling in an independent research course and make the most of your research experience.
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a grant-based summer platform hosted by universities across the nation to enhance undergraduate participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research. For eight to 10 weeks, REU students participate in real-world scientific investigations under the guidance of a faculty mentor and receive both a stipend and housing for the duration of the program.
The College of Science currently offers REU programs in chemistry, nuclear science, mathematics , and physics and astronomy, and also sponsors an umbrella program, Summer Scholars, an optional supplement intended to help ethnic minority students network with each other and university administrators in order to build a community within the overall university-wide REU system.
These days, it’s nearly impossible to be admitted into graduate school without some form of undergraduate research training. In addition to a top-quality research experience, REUs offer a clear window into what life as a graduate student is like, helping participants determine if they have what it takes to make it in grad school. In addition, the REU Summer Scholars Program is a university-wide optional supplement to your summer research undergraduate experience intended to help ethnic minority students build a community.
50% of our students are involved in research
Biology is home to largest undergraduate research program at Texas A&M
Texas A&M offers opportunities to be an Undergraduate Research Scholar and/or Ambassador
Meet Our Undergraduate Researchers
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 33)In our latest Labors of Lab episode, Texas A&M chemistry senior Tucker Folsom '19 explains how his research of metal carbonyls and carbon dioxide-based polymers could potentially contribute to larger areas of study, as well as the satisfaction he gets in being a teaching assistant within his own laboratory: an undergraduate organic chemistry class.
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 31)In our latest “Labors of Lab” episode, University of Dallas student Sophia Andaloro discusses spending her summer working in the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute, where she participated in the lab of physicist Grigory Rogachev researching machine learning as part of the 10-week National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
Texas A&M Science - Labors of Lab (Episode 29)In our latest “Labors of Lab” episode, Texas A&M chemistry and mathematics major Mallory McCarthy '20 describes her research experiences in the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute, the core of the university's nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry program.
Texas A&M University is located in College Station, Texas. We are one of a select few universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations. Here, more than 50,000 students have access to world-class research programs and award-winning faculty. This research-intensive flagship university with 10 colleges was recently ranked second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report as a "best value" among public universities.