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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Psychology Professors lead NIH-funded Center Grant at UNM

October 7, 2021

A new center at The University of New Mexico will focus on innovative ways to help people overcome experiences with chronic pain or opioid use. Resear ... [Read More]

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Biologist studies ancient mammals to examine Earth's present and future

September 17, 2021

Felisa Smith, professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UNM, quotes Churchill and Shakespeare when she explains what her new book is about ... [Read More]

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Research examines role of turkeys to Ancestral Pueblo peoples

September 13, 2021

Cyler Conrad, an adjunct assistant professor of Archaeology, a research area within the Department of Anthropology, recently published resea ... [Read More]

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SPA shapes the public leaders of tomorrow

September 13, 2021

The School of Public Administration (SPA) launched the Fall 2021 semester with a new director who is laser focused on broadening the appeal and impact ... [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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