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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

NAS Team

Native American Studies Celebrates 50 Years at UNM

February 17, 2020

The University of New Mexico has one of the most extraordinary Native American Studies programs in the nation. Established in 1970 at the urging of UN ... [Read More]

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American Studies professor wins literary award fellowship

December 18, 2019

Nick Estes, an assistant professor in the American Studies Department, was recently awarded a Lannan Literary Award Fellowship for nonfiction for ... [Read More]

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New Faculty Most Diverse in Years

November 18, 2019

Thirty-two new faculty hired in the College of Arts and Sciences contribute to the most diverse group of new faculty in the last five years. The new h ... [Read More]

Lincoln LaPaz and IOM staff with the delivery of the Norton County meteorite to UNM in 1948

Institute of Meteoritics to celebrate 75th anniversary

September 9, 2019

The University of New Mexico’s Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during UNM’s Homecoming Week on Thursday ... [Read More]

Upcoming A&S Events

ISI Spring 2020 Lecture Series - Aranoff

ISI Spring 2020 Lecture Series - Aranoff

Tue, Mar 03 2020 9:30am   Tue, Mar 03 2020 1:45pm 

The International Studies Institute welcomes Dr. Yael Aronoff as the first presenter its Spring Lecture Series in Contemporary Jewish Studies.  D ... [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 inquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621