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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

Heather Edgar

Heather Edgar helps build the first database of deceased people

January 15, 2019

People die. All the time. From many causes, including old age, disease, accidents, murder. But researchers can learn from these deaths. Heather Edgar, ... [Read More]

Irene Vasquez

Irene Vasquez spearheads 2 million grant from Mellon Foundation

January 15, 2019

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a joint grant of $2 million to increase the number of students pursuing associate and bachelor’s de ... [Read More]

Jeremy Hogeveen

Psychology professor Jeremy Hogeveen named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science

January 15, 2019

Jeremy Hogeveen, an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at The University of New Mexico, has been designated a Rising Star by the Associa ... [Read More]

Diverse group of professors earn promotion

January 15, 2019

By Felina Martinez Twenty-one educators have been promoted to full professors this year, according to an announcement by The University of New Mexico. ... [Read More]

Upcoming A&S Events

Africana Studies Presents:

Sat, Jan 26 2019 11:30am

The Africana Studies Program at the University of New Mexico is proud to announce our 2nd Annual Cortez Williams Spring Lecture Series, which includes ... [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