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

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Certificate course offered to hone tech, professional communication skills

March 28, 2023

UNM’s Department of English now offers a Graduate Certificate in Technical and Professional Communication (GCERT TPC) to community members and e ... [Read More]

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New book examines impact of European arrival on Mexico

March 28, 2023

A new book co-edited by Heather Edgar, UNM professor of Anthropology, explores how Mexican populations have been shaped both culturally and biological ... [Read More]

Speech & Hearing Sciences’ first PhD student is empowering children with communication disorders

October 28, 2022

By Geneva Sandoval-Dinallo The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences made a huge leap in the expansion of their program after launching their firs ... [Read More]

JAR lecturer will discuss marine ecosystems conservation, archaeological collections

October 13, 2022

The Journal of Anthropological Research, which is housed at The University of New Mexico, is hosting lectures in October. Torben Rick, curator of Nort ... [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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