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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

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]

Christian Koops

Christian Koops receives Alumni Association Award

February 1, 2019

Christian Koops, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, has been awarded one of the prestigious Winter 2019 awards bestowed by t ... [Read More]

Rebecca Schreiber

Schreiber receives the Frank Jewett Mather Award

February 1, 2019

Rebecca M. Schreiber, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of American Studies, has been honored for her exploration of visual culture and imm ... [Read More]

Heather Edgar

Heather Edgar helps build the first database of deceased people

January 15, 2019

People die. All the time. From many causes, including old age, disease, accidents, murder. But researchers can learn from these deaths. Heather Edgar, ... [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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All student inquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621