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Foundational. Transferable. Enduring.

  • We teach students to think critically, express creatively and communicate clearly — skills favored by employers.
  • We are listed among the top 23 in subject area rankings (U.S. News & World Report Global University Rankings).
  • We help students make sense of the world and imagine the future.

Groundbreaking Institutes

The Institute of Arts and Humanities

Encompassing a broad range of methods, the institute generates and supports projects that help equip our community with the creativity, empathy and analysis for practicing a collaborative and more equitable human experience.

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The Institute for Practical Ethics

As one of the signature initiatives of the division, the institute is formed as an interdisciplinary research unit within UC San Diego dedicated to the goal of creating socially responsible science and policy.

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The Engine of Creative Innovation

Armed with foundational knowledge, transferable skills and enduring experience, Arts and Humanities graduates don’t just impact the workforce — they leave a dent. With your philanthropic support of the division, we can make waves for the greater good.

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News from the Division

Theater Classics, New Work Define Upcoming Season at UC San Diego

Department of Philosophy Professor Craig Callender Wins 2018 Lakatos Award

Artist and alum Carrie Mae Weems ’84 meets with students from across campus

Featured Events

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Nov. 28 | Gay Gothic

Guest Mark Dery discusses “The Screams We Make In Other People’s Dreams”: Edward Gorey, the Gay Gothic, and the Camp Macabre

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Nov. 28 | Beautiful Day

“A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes” directed by Vanessa Stalling runs through Dec. 8

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Dec. 7 | INDIGO

INDIGO, an interdisciplinary art exhibition, celebrates a diversity of interdisciplinary artistic practices at UC San Diego

The Campaign for UC San Diego

At the University of California San Diego, challenging convention is our most cherished tradition. The Campaign for UC San Diego is a $2 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience, our campus and ultimately the world. #GiveUCSD #ContinueTheNonTradition

Continue the Nontradition