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

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Our Statement of Support for Africana Studies

May 7, 2020

Dear colleagues, I join colleagues throughout the university and broader community in condemning the recent attacks against the Africana Studies progr ... [Read More]

Tonto Group in the field

Karlstrom and Crossey featured on this months cover of Geology Magazine

May 5, 2020

A new research project, with investigators from Boise State University, The University of New Mexico, Utah State University, University of Nevada Las ... [Read More]

Dr. Carlton Caves

Caves elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences

May 4, 2020

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced the election of University of New Mexico Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research ... [Read More]

Laura Crossey at Valles Caldera

Dr. Laura Crossey Conducts Water Quality Research in the Valles Caldera

April 15, 2020

[VIDEO] Explore the Valles Caldera National Preserve with Dr. Laura Crossey and her team of UNM students as they collect water quality data from strea ... [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.

visit the A&S Research website