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

Gary Weissmann

Water in Earth Systems: Conducting research in Environmental Sciences

January 13, 2022

Earth & Planetary Sciences professor Gary Weissmann utilizes field-based undergraduate research experiences to improve student understanding and innov ... [Read More]

David Weiss and Andrew Schumann

Foreign press criticism of the U.S. president explored

January 13, 2022

David Weiss, Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism, and undergraduate student Andrew Schumann are currently researching foreign crit ... [Read More]

Hannah Mattson

New book from UNM archaeologist Hanna Mattson examines human adornment

December 22, 2021

A new book edited and co-authored by Hannah Mattson, Southwestern archaeologist and an assistant professor of Anthropology, explores personal adornmen ... [Read More]

Rebecca M. Schreiber

American Studies professor receives Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

December 22, 2021

Rebecca M. Schreiber, professor of American Studies, has received the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her latest book. Schreiber&#8 ... [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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