UNM College of Arts & Sciences

Our Mission

      As the central leadership for the largest degree-granting college at UNM, the Dean’s office of the College of Arts & Sciences provides support, structure, consistency and service to enhance scholarship and student success. We serve as the liaison between departments and other units and make creative use of our resources to further the values of the University of New Mexico and to promote excellence in faculty, staff and students.

Latest A&S News

UNM Sustainability Studies

UNM alum makes gift to Sustainability Studies Program

December 3, 2021

UNM alumnus Laurence Cotter has made a generous gift to the UNM Sustainability Studies program to establish an endowed fund in the name of his be ... [Read More]

Anna Nogar

A&S professors bring back work by New Mexico poet

December 3, 2021

Associate Professor Anna Nogar of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and A. Gabriel Meléndez, Distinguished Professor of American Studies a ... [Read More]

 Georgiann Davis

Sociology professor takes part in White House intersex awareness event

December 3, 2021

Associate Professor Georgiann Davis from the Department of Sociology was an invited speaker at a recent virtual roundtable event with the White House ... [Read More]

Heather Sweetser

Senior lecturer of Arabic named language teacher of year

December 3, 2021

Senior Lecturer of Arabic Heather Sweetser from the Foreign Languages and Literatures department first learned Arabic in the military at the Defense L ... [Read More]

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What We Offer

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a broad-based education in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and humanities that transforms lives and shapes futures. We create and disseminate new knowledge, foster and support scholars and researchers, educate the next generation of professionals and public servants, and develop engaged, cross-culturally literate citizens.

Our departments and programs not only provide the knowledge that is fundamental to the intellectual and educational activities across the entire campus, they also integrate and contextualize that knowledge in ways that connect students to the past and prepare them for the future.

A&S Research

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A&S is the largest single research unit on main campus that generates roughly $50 million in new and continuing external research funding per year.  Of that, approximately $2.5 million per year is returned for investment in the research and scholarship mission.  Our diverse portfolio includes funding from agencies like the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, the State of New Mexico, and many others.  In addition, faculty and student fellowships are funded through private foundations and non-governmental agencies.

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