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College of Arts and Sciences

Warren K. Lail, J.D. Ph.D. Interim Dean
505 454-3080
FAX: 505-454-3389

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.

New Mexico Highlands University Mission

New Mexico Highlands University is a public comprehensive university serving our local and global communities. Our mission is to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to attain an exceptional education by fostering creativity, critical thinking and research in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions within a diverse community. For more information about our mission, click here.



NMHU’s College of Arts and Sciences provides education in the arts, humanities, 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 backgrounds, and through the creation of new creative works and knowledge. Our 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 nations overseas.