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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.

Celebrate Arts & Humanities 2019: Student Contest

October is National Arts and Humanities Month — join in the celebration by submitting your creative project for a chance to win an iPad!

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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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News from the Division

Two Billion Reasons to Celebrate: The Campaign for UC San Diego is changing lives

Cristina Della Coletta Reappointed as Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities

UC San Diego Offers Admission to More Diverse California Residents, Transfers

Homecoming 2019

One Week, 20+ Awesome Events. UC San Diego alumni, students, staff, faculty, family and friends — come experience UC San Diego’s nontraditional Homecoming Oct. 18-20!

All Things Triton

Featured Events

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Oct 10

A Conversation about the History of Casting

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Oct 25

'Minding the Gap' Film Screening and Discussion

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Oct 30

Longenecker Roth Artist in Residence

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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The Division in the News

Sarton ceremony

Philosophy professor and time expert Craig Callender asks if we are all wrong about black holes

Before 'Crazy Rich Asians,' Visual Arts Alumni Paved the Way for Better Asian Representation

Literature alum Julia Evans on 'How to Attract Touring Authors to a City That Most Skip'

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