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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.

The Division At a Glance

  • 1,540 undergraduates
  • 435 Ph.D. and MFA graduate students
  • 100 + undergraduate majors and graduate programs
  • 373 academic, instructional and research faculty
  • 23,000 alumni

New Faculty 2020-2021

The 12 incoming faculty members in the Division of Arts and Humanities for the academic year 2020 - 2021 give advice to students to find success in their studies

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News from the Division

Newly launched Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies program a welcome addition

Through mentorship and access, the PATH Program helps students transition to campus

Arts and Community Engagement graduate students are building regional partnerships

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

Philosophers weigh in: Breaking down the phrase ‘Defund the police’

A Beloved Dance Professor Retires And Her Students Turn To Film

Get to know Anthony Davis, 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner for Music

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

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