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

Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine

Ghostly ‘mirror world’ might be cause of cosmic controversy

May 13, 2022

New research led by Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, suggests an unseen ‘mirror ... [Read More]

Joseph Galewsky

Students go on-site to learn about greenhouse gas emissions

May 13, 2022

UNM Earth and Planetary Sciences students, led by Environmental Science professor Joseph Galewsky, recently left the classroom and went into the field ... [Read More]

Zach Sharp

New research by UNM scientists provides possible insights into the formation of Earth

May 5, 2022

A new study conducted by scientists including Zach Sharp, a UNM geochemist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, found ancient, ... [Read More]

Lisa Barrow

Biology professor receives NSF grant to study amphibians and impacts of environmental change

May 5, 2022

Lisa Barrow, assistant professor of Biology and curator of Amphibians and Reptiles at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, awarded a National Science F ... [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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