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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

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]

2018 A&S Distinguished Professors

June 19, 2018

The College of Arts & Sciences extends its enthusiastic congratulations to our newest Distinguished Professors: Timothy Graham, Professor of History ... [Read More]

Christopher Butler

Christopher Butler awarded Presidential Teaching Fellowship

May 22, 2018

Dr. Christopher Butler, Associate Professor of Political Science, has received the Presidential Teaching Fellowship Award from the Faculty Senate Teac ... [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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