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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

PAÍS aerial rendering

PAIS Groundbreaking March 20

March 15, 2018

On Tuesday, March 20 at 3 p.m. when UNM officials break ground on the new Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS), a state-of-th ... [Read More]

Joe Galewsky

Fulbright Award for UNM Professor Joe Galewsky

February 26, 2018

Earth and Planetary Sciences faculty member Joe Galewsky will spend the 2018-19 academic year working at two prominent French climate labs: Laboratoir ... [Read More]

2018 Bilinski Colloquium

Deadline Nears to Apply for Bilinski Fellowship

February 13, 2018

March 1 is the deadline for doctoral students to apply for the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship in the Humanities. Doctoral students in A ... [Read More]

Arash Mafi

Mafi named director of CHTM

February 9, 2018

After a competitive nationwide search, Arash Mafi, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been named director of the Center for H ... [Read More]

Upcoming A&S Events

Biology Department 27th Annual Research Days

Biology Department 27th Annual Research Days

Thu, Mar 22 2018 8:00am   Fri, Mar 23 2018 4:00pm 

The UNM Biology Department hosts its 27th Annual Research Days and Open House on Thursday, March 22nd  and Friday, March 23rd.  This annual ... [Read More]



Fri, Apr 06 2018 3:00pm

"Tiny Vampires and Living Fossils: The Record of Early Life in the Grand Canyon" Speaker Biography: Susannah received her bachelor's degree in Mathema ... [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

Researchers is a cave

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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