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

Jason Scott Smith

History professor contributes to assessment of Trump presidency

April 9, 2021

Jason Scott Smith, professor of History, is among a group of 17 historians who recently met to assess and compile a scholarly history of the ... [Read More]

Jennifer Nez Denetdale

Denetdale to receive Community Engaged Research Lecture Award

April 5, 2021

American Studies professor Jennifer Nez Denetdale will be honored at the sixth annual Community Engaged Research Lecture on April 8. The annual event ... [Read More]

Poster presentation at Biology Research Days

Biology 29th Annual Research Day

March 29, 2021

A Presentation of Student Research Celebrating Discovery and Education in the Biological Sciences. The 2021 Research Day event is happening virtually ... [Read More]

NRAO Paid 10-Week Research Opportunity for Hispanic/Native Students

March 18, 2021

Call for applications for a virtual research experience! This opportunity is open to undergraduate or graduate Chicanx/Latinx/Hispanic and/or Native ... [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.

visit the A&S Research website