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

Irene Vasquez

UNM grant to support Humanities transfer students

June 30, 2022

Mellon Foundation has awarded The University of New Mexico a $2 million grant to support students in the Humanities at Central New Mexico Community Co ... [Read More]

Mubarak Hussain Syed

Undergrad researchers investigate genetic and molecular mechanics in Neural Diversity Lab

June 30, 2022

Mubarak Hussain Syed, an assistant professor of Biology, and his students are investigating the genetic and molecular mechanics regulating neural dive ... [Read More]

Katie Witkiewitz

Katie Witkiewitz named director of UNM Center on Alcohol, Substance Use, and Addictions

June 21, 2022

After a nationwide search, Ellen R. Fisher, vice president for research at the UNM, has named Professor Katie Witkiewitz as Director of the ... [Read More]

Easwar Narayanan

UNM physics student awarded 2022-23 Chateaubriand Fellowship

June 16, 2022

Easwar Narayanan, a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected as a recipient of the 2022-23 Chateaubriand Fellows ... [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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