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

Emily Lena Jones

Archaeologists receive grant to study ancient coastal ecosystem stability

November 24, 2020

Emily Lena Jones, associate professor of Anthropology, and Ph.D. candidate Asia Alsgaard and have received a National Science Foundation gra ... [Read More]

James L. Thomas

Physicist investigates unexplained behavior of cell receptors

November 24, 2020

James L. Thomas, associate professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, assisted by local high school student Ennis Quinn, has been using compu ... [Read More]

Benjamin Clark

Psychology Faculty Member Honored with Research and Creative Works Leadership Award

November 10, 2020

The Office of the Provost recently recognized Benjamin Clark, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, as ... [Read More]

Hua Guo

UNM researchers help solve 30-year ozone mystery

November 2, 2020

Distinguished Professor Hua Guo from Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is leading a group of researchers who have teamed up with coll ... [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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