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College of Science


Research - College of Science

The forefront of discovery

The College of Science is home to forward-thinking faculty and students who are highly active in research, from securing funding to publishing to presenting at University, state, national and international conferences and symposiums. We encourage students to become involved in research from their very first semester on campus. This, combined with the opportunity to utilize the latest in scientific equipment such as that found in UTA’s Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, gives Maverick Scientists a distinct advantage when they graduate and enter the workforce.

The College of Science has played a big role in UTA earning classification as a R1: Highest Research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. With this classification, UTA joins a distinguished group of 115 institutions including Harvard and MIT in the R1 “highest research” category. The College of Science had $21.3 million in total research expenditures in 2016, continuing an upward trend. In the past four years, the College has brought in $72 million in total research expenditures from sources such as NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Welch Foundation, among others.

Our faculty and students are pushing the boundaries of knowledge in a variety of fields in order to address many of the crucial problems facing our world today. Much of their research is done with faculty and students from other departments and other colleges, on campus and around the world. They’re doing interdisciplinary research in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Comparative genomics
  • Ecology and evolution
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Herpetology
  • Marine biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular evolution
  • Speciation Genetics
  • Structural biology
  • Virology
Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Materials and polymers
  • Nano-chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Separation chemistry
  • Synthesis chemistry
Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Biostratigraphy
  • Climate
  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Geodesy
  • Geomechanics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Neotectonics
  • Paleoceanography
  • Sedimentology
  • Structural geology
  • Tectonics
  • Algebra
  • Applied mathematics
  • Computational mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Mathematical biology
  • Mathematics education
  • Probability
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Astrophysics
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Chaos and nonlinear physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • High energy physics
  • Nano-biophysics
  • Nanostructured magnetic materials
  • Space physics
  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Health psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Developmental psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational psychology
  • Social and personality psychology