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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

SPA Students

SPA students represent on global stage

April 10, 2019

Students from the UNM School of Public Administration (SPA) brought their solutions to the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. SPA stud ... [Read More]

Carla Sinopoli

Carla Sinopoli Maxwell Museums first female director

March 13, 2019

Anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Carla Sinopoli has made her way to the University of New Mexico as the Maxwell Museum’s first female museum ... [Read More]

Cotton Club of Albuquerque

Two AS professors earn Frederick Douglass Awards

March 11, 2019

The NM Black History Organizing Committee and the Cotton Club of Albuquerque hosted a gala evening on Saturday, March 2, with the theme “RESPECT ... [Read More]

PAIS building under construction

PAIS continues to take shape

February 12, 2019

Construction of the new Physics and Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) building is half way complete. The University of New Mexico&#8 ... [Read More]

Upcoming A&S Events

Fire And Water On Vesta

Fire And Water On Vesta

Fri, Apr 12 2019 3:00pm   Fri, Apr 12 2019 4:00pm 

The University of New Mexico Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences & Institute of Meteoritics Presents the 3rd annual Stuart a. Northrop Disting ... [Read More]

Third annual UNM Physics Day

Sat, Apr 13 2019 9:00am   Sat, Apr 13 2019 5:30pm 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts its third annual UNM Physics Day on Saturday, April 13. The undergraduate research conference and open ... [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.

visit the A&S Research website

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