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The Student Experience

The Division of Arts and Humanities 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, think critically and 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.

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

Every student has a Voice

Undergraduates, tell us about life at UC San Diego and win prizes! Take the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey. Look for your official email or visit ucues.ucsd.edu.

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UC survey

Studying the Arts and Humanities

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

Student Resources

Prospective students

Prospective Students

Why major in the Arts and Humanities? A message to prospective students.

Current students

Current Students

Preparing our students for another century of innovation.

Student seeking guidance from PATH

Transfer Students

Our PATH program provides the guidance you need.

Careers in the Arts

An art degree can help you find a great job if you choose your career path wisely. Find out to which common jobs art majors flock.

College Salary Best Jobs Report

Careers in the Humanities

You've earned your humanities degree. Now what? Browse these common jobs for humanities majors by earning potential.

College Salary Best Jobs Report

UC San Diego Career Center

As part of the university’s comprehensive commitment to career development, the Career Center strives to provide students with the quality training and tools necessary to find meaningful life work.

Visit the Career Center

UC San Diego Career Center