The Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego offers students more than 100 programs of study that are at the heart of a holistic education at UC San Diego. Majoring, minoring or taking classes in history, literature, philosophy, music, theatre and dance or visual arts helps students to communicate clearly, to think critically and to solve problems creatively—skills that will help lead them to success in their professional careers.

Our students learn from award-winning faculty, experience diverse and inclusive programs and gain opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research that positions them for success in the 21st century marketplace. Visit our Resources for Current Students and our Resources for Prospective Students webpages for more information.

Career possibilities for arts and humanities graduates:

Interesting facts about studying the arts and humanities:

  • Humanities majors score higher on the GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCA exams.
  • 95% of employers prioritize hiring people with intellectual and interpersonal skills that enable them to contribute creatively to the workplace.
  • 93% of employers agree that a candidate’s ability to think critically, communicate clearly and solve problems is more important than his or her undergraduate degree.
  • 90% of humanities majors report job satisfaction 10 years after graduation.



UC San Diego Arts and Humanities helps students make sense of the world.