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.

Monday, April 23

Join us 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for the "After the West: Rethinking John Muir" symposium and 5 p.m. keynote "On John Muir's Trail" by Donald Worster, part of UC San Diego's John Muir College 50th Anniversary Celebration.


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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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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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News and Events

Fieldwork in Italy leads to virtual-reality modeling on campus for a truly interactive experience.

‘Careers in the Humanities’ workshops highlight concrete steps to successful futures.

From campus-wide events to guest speakers and concerts, there is always something to do.

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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