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

Mubarak Syed

Professor receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

January 13, 2021

Assistant Professor of Biology Mubarak Hussain Syed has received the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. This award will al ... [Read More]

Brandon Schmandt

Earth & Planetary Sciences professor recognized by the American Geophysical Union

December 22, 2020

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) recognized more than 30 individuals with the highest honors bestowed by the AGU for their excellence in scientifi ... [Read More]

Beth Allen

UNM gave grad a degree and a new family

December 22, 2020

It was soon after her 30th birthday that Beth Glenn woke up one night and told herself “I have to do something different.” A fan of the se ... [Read More]

Dr. Carlton Caves

Caves awarded Micius Quantum Prize 2020

December 11, 2020

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy Carlton Caves has been named one of three recipients of the Micius Quantum Prize 2020 by the M ... [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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