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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2021 Distinguished Professors

July 26, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to congratulate our five new Distinguished Professors: Lisa Broidy, Professor of Sociology; Alexandru Buiu ... [Read More]

Gila Trout

UNM biologists inform local preservation effort of Gila Trout by analyzing genomic sequences

July 15, 2021

Professor Thomas Turner, curator of fishes at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, Research Assistant Professor Megan Osborne, and Ph.D. student David ... [Read More]

Russell Greaves

New director of the UNM Office of Contract Archaeology named

July 15, 2021

Alumnus Russell (Rusty) Greaves is returning to The University of New Mexico this summer as the new director of the Office of Contract Archaeology fol ... [Read More]

Professor Felisa A. Smith

Biology Professor elected president-elect of American Society of Mammalogists

July 14, 2021

The American Society of Mammalogists announced Professor Felisa A. Smith as president-elect at its 100th annual meeting last week. The ... [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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