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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

Music students release album featuring a floor-by-floor look at Geisel Library

Students, alumni, faculty celebrate new Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies program

UC San Diego Commits $2.5M to the Black Studies Project

Arts and Humanities Moments

Stay up to date with the latest accomplishments, news and events from the Division of Arts and Humanities through our digital magazine.

Read the May 2021 issue

The Division in the News

Sarton ceremony

Over 2,000 years ago, a losing politician incited his followers to riot. It ended in death, destruction and civil war, writes Edward Watts of History

Literature's Kazim Ali discusses the divine in art, the sound of poetry, the fundamental oneness of human life and a shared love of music.

“Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!” — a filmed play by Theatre and Dance student Vivian Barnes — was selected by New York Times critics

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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