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

International team of scientists find many coastal cities worldwide vulnerable to sea level rise due to rapid land sinking

September 20, 2022

By Steve Carr A team of international scientists has found that many densely populated coastal cities worldwide are at a high risk of extreme relative ... [Read More]

UNM professor part of published study on historic asteroid samples

September 22, 2022

By Savannah Peat There are one million known in existence, each with their own set of unknowns. With no atmosphere, varying shapes, sizes, and composi ... [Read More]

Research team looks to past for insights on future of megafauna

September 19, 2022

By Mary Beth King Are elephants important? How about rhinoceros? Or lions? What happens if Earth loses its last remaining large animals? New research ... [Read More]

UNM Distinguished Professor Yemane Asmerom elected as an AGU Fellow

September 19, 2022

University of New Mexico Distinguished Professor Yemane Asmerom was elected as an American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fellow. He joined ... [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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