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

Maria Lane

Geography center deploys UNM expertise for community benefit

April 30, 2021

The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies recently launched a new center focused on community engagement and outreach. The new R.H. Mallory ... [Read More]

Emma Hotz

UNM’s Emma Hotz named 2021 Truman Scholar

April 30, 2021

Emma Hotz, a junior studying Political Science and Sociology, with a Political Science Honors designation and an Honors College designation,&#160 ... [Read More]

Jacob Miguel Vigil

Funding for medical Cannabis research

April 30, 2021

Researchers at The University of New Mexico, directed by senior scientist and assistant professor of Psychology Jacob Miguel Vigil, are part ... [Read More]

Jane Lancaster

Distinguished Professor Emerita Jane Lancaster elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 28, 2021

Jane Lancaster, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Anthropology at The University of New Mexico, has been elected as a member of the American Academy ... [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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