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 New Distinguished Professors Named

June 24, 2020

The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates its newest Distinguished Professors.   Dr. Yemane Asmerom, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sc ... [Read More]

UNM Grand Challenges

A&S Students awarded for Excellence in Undergraduate Student Scholarship and Research with Grand Challenges themes

June 22, 2020

Congratulations to our College's award winners:   Abigail Axness, Earth & Planetary Sciences  Use of Continuous Water Quality Se ... [Read More]

Matthew Hurteau

Experts advocate fire management to conserve seasonally dry forests

June 12, 2020

Assistant professor of Biology, Matthew Hurteau, is a co-author of Fire and Climate Change: Conserving Seasonally Dry Forests is Still Possible, ... [Read More]

Keith Prufer

UNM researchers document the first use of maize in Mesoamerica

June 12, 2020

Anthropology professor Keith Prufer is the principal investigator of a team that just released new research that sheds light on when pe ... [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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