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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

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Six UNM A&S students awarded scholarships from New Mexico Space Grant Consortium

December 14, 2017

The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) at New Mexico State University recently awarded Undergraduate Research Scholarships/Graduate Research Fe ... [Read More]

Lauren Zundel

Zundel awarded NM Space Grant Undergraduate Research Scholarship

December 8, 2017

Undergraduate Lauren Zundel has been awarded the New Mexico Space Grant Undergraduate Research Scholarship. This award will give Zundel the resources ... [Read More]

Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale

Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale to receive the 2017 Presidential Award of Distinction

November 13, 2017

The Presidential Award of Distinction is one of the most prestigious recognitions bestowed by the University president. It was established to recogniz ... [Read More]

2017 Bilinski Colloquium

2017 Bilinski Colloquium

November 8, 2017

The annual Bilinski Colloquium will take place this year on Thursday, November 16, from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM at the Student Union Building, rooms ... [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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All Student Enquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621