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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

Video: 5 things about the UNM PAIS building

August 13, 2019

ADVANCE at UNM has posted a video highlighting 5 things to know about the new UNM PAÍS building. You can find the video on their website.   ... [Read More]

Arts and Sciences announces Regents’ Lecturers

August 9, 2019

The University of New Mexico’s College of Arts and Sciences has named Luis Campos, Irene Salinas and Owen Whooley as Regents’ Lecturers&#8 ... [Read More]

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Adrian Johnston promoted to Distinguished Professor

June 27, 2019

Adrian Johnston, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, has been promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor. This rank is bestowed only upon thos ... [Read More]

2019 teaching awards

Arts & Sciences (almost) sweeps Teaching Awards

May 22, 2019

The Center for Teaching and Learning presided over the annual teaching awards earlier this month, awarding Tamar Ginossar from the Department of Comm ... [Read More]

Upcoming A&S Events

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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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All student inquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621