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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

Three in Arts and Sciences named Distinguished Professors

October 11, 2018

Three educators in UNM’s College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor. They are Drs. Timothy Graham, Greg ... [Read More]

new PAIS building

Cross-discipline collaboration hub set to open in Fall 2019

September 28, 2018

UNM’s new Physics and Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science building (PAÍS) is expected to improve the way students and faculty conduct r ... [Read More]

Arts & Sciences Chairs and Directors, 2018-19

Arts & Sciences Chairs and Directors, 2018-19

August 22, 2018

College of Arts & Sciences department chairs and program directors welcome the start of the 2018-19 academic year at their annual retreat, held at the ... [Read More]


2018 Regents’ Professor Awardees

July 5, 2018

Regents’ Professor is a special title bestowed on selected senior faculty members who, in the judgment of the Dean and on the advice of a facult ... [Read More]

Upcoming A&S Events

ISI Migration Stories: Part 3

ISI Migration Stories: Part 3

Mon, Oct 15 2018 5:30pm   Mon, Oct 15 2018 6:45pm 

The International Studies Institute presents Dr. Moa Lonning for the third of its 2018 Fall Lecture Series, "Migration Stories". Dr. Lonning's talk is ... [Read More]

Exploring Medieval Migration through Ancient DNA

Exploring Medieval Migration through Ancient DNA

Thu, Oct 18 2018 6:00pm

Join the Institute for Medieval Studies for a lecture by Patrick Geary of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, on Exploring Medieval Migration ... [Read More]

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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All Student Enquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621