The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University boasts a number of active, dynamic social science researchers and research entities, many of which are nationally ranked.

Social science research addresses some of the most pressing challenges facing our society today. As such, the Vision 2020 document, embraced by the last three Texas A&M University presidents, asserts that this institution can only become a leading public university if it builds nationally recognized programs across the board; academic strength in professional fields alone will not suffice. Vision 2020’s Imperative Four declares the University must enhance the “letters, arts, and sciences core,” certainly to include the social and behavioral sciences.