Dr. Ken Bentson, Interim Dean
Douglas Hall, Room 136
Mission of the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences provides a challenging, quality undergraduate educational experience that prepares students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. We educate future professional and social leaders, expand knowledge and create solutions to environmental and social problems, stimulate creativity in the arts, and prepare literate and responsible citizens.
The College of Arts and Sciences provides education in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. Departments and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences deliver the majority of the university’s core courses and 21 bachelor of arts and 10 bachelor of sciences curricula. The faculty are dedicated to the improvement of society through the education of future artists, political and social leaders, and scientists from diversity of social, economic, and cultural heritages, and through the creation of new creative works and knowledge. The faculty are accomplished scholars and artists who actively engage undergraduate students in research, scholarship and creative works. Some faculty are investigating solutions to the numerous challenges posed by increasing social and political complexity in rapidly changing natural and developed environments. Other faculty are creating new techniques and concepts in the arts and humanities. Faculty members extensively utilize Southwestern and New Mexican cultures, arts, and natural systems for education, research and service. College faculty serves the university and its student body. They serve professional, governmental, and charitable organizations, and they provide service to communities in the local Southwestern region as well as to overseas nations.