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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

A statement from Division of Arts and Humanities leadership

We will not stand by to watch acts of violence inflicted upon our Black colleagues, students, families and friends — or upon Black people anywhere. We vow to use the powerful tools of our disciplines in the Arts and the Humanities to interrogate the past, act upon the present and realize a more equitable future.

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Community Connections Fellows

The first cohort of Community Connections Fellows have been selected! Arts and Community Engagement support for these graduate students will help them create meaningful partnerships, with an eye toward education, engagement and divergent experiences.

Meet the five new Fellows

Teresa Diaz de Cossio

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 2020 issue

News from the Division

UC San Diego, San Diego Community College District Receive Combined $2.7M from Mellon Foundation

Driven by Realities of Climate Change, Composer Lei Liang Receives Classical Music’s Top Honor

Horror & Hope: A Conversation with ‘Man in Love’ Director Stephen Buescher

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.

Make Your Impact

The Division in the News

Sarton ceremony

Philosophy professor and time expert Craig Callender asks if we are all wrong about black holes

Visual Arts faculty Nicole Miller’s ‘To the Stars’ Lights the Path to Greatness (With Lasers!)

The story in the sound: Music alumni Yvette Jackson composes pieces to immerse audiences in narrative

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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