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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

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Awards

The Division of Arts and Humanities recognizes 10 faculty members for their commitment and work in a new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Awards program

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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 July 2021 issue

The Division in the News

Sarton ceremony

KPBS: Hispanic, Latino, Latinx — A Question Of Belonging, featuring Ariana Ruiz (Literature)

The Wire: ‘My dream is to teach in a club’: King Britt (Music) talks Blacktronika and new pedagogies'

Union-Tribune: Pinar Yoldas (Visual Arts) tackles dying oceans at global exhibition in Venice

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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