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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

tuition differential

College of Arts and Sciences Resubmits Differential Tuition Request

November 5, 2018

Due to the recent significant decline in state funding, the College of Arts & Sciences is resubmitting its request for differential tuition for all it ... [Read More]


Gutzler honored

November 1, 2018

Each year, the Faculty Senate Research Policy Committee seeks nominations of faculty from all colleges at The University of New Mexico for the Annual ... [Read More]

Carla M. Sinopoli

New Director for the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

November 1, 2018

The College of Arts & Sciences welcomes Carla M. Sinopoli, an archaeologist specializing in South Asia.  She joined us on October 1 as director o ... [Read More]

Three in Arts and Sciences named Distinguished Professors

October 11, 2018

Three educators in UNM’s College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor. They are Drs. Timothy Graham, Greg ... [Read More]

Upcoming A&S Events

ISI Lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies #1

ISI Lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies #1

Thu, Nov 08 2018 9:30am

Join Dr. Ilan Troen, from Brandies University, to examine the defining developments that have shaped Israeli society and politics since its creation i ... [Read More]

ISI Lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies #2

ISI Lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies #2

Thu, Nov 08 2018 2:00pm

The Jewish claim to the Holy Lands was originally rooted in Jewish peoplehood as defined religiously until the growing secularization of Jews during t ... [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