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

School of Public Administration

School of Public Administration receives top accreditation marks

October 20, 2020

The School of Public Administration (SPA) was recently re-accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) ... [Read More]

Jane Lancaster

Distinguished Anthropology Professor Emerita honored

October 9, 2020

Jane Lancaster, Distinguished Professor Emerita at UNM, has been honored in the latest edition of Human Nature, the interdisciplinary journa ... [Read More]

Paulo Dutra

UNM professor's book a semifinalist for Portuguese literary prize

October 1, 2020

Paulo Dutra, assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is a 2020 semifinalist for the highly prestigious Prêmio Oceanos, t ... [Read More]

Miyake Research Group

Miyake Research Group improves quantum computing algorithms

October 1, 2020

The Miyake Research Group, led by Associate Professor of Physics and Quantum computation, Akimasa Miyake, has been taking part in an initiat ... [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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