45 years of academic excellence

The Liberal Arts explores the dynamics of human experiences, personal identities, cultural and cross-cultural expressions and practices, and philosophical beliefs regarding human life and existence. As a community of learners, students deepen their understanding of history and prehistory, literatures, languages, religions, gender, ethnicity, class and race, and social and political actions.

Central to liberal arts education at San Diego State University, the College of Arts and Letters offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences through 18 academic departments and through interdisciplinary programs. The courses are designed to help students gain competencies required for professional life, lifelong learning, and citizenship in a global community.

Study Abroad in Shanghai

Travel to Shanghai and learn about Chinese history, culture, and business practices during an exciting three-week summer program taught in English by SDSU professors and scholars from China. The program is sponsored by the Chinese Studies and Language Program in Asian Studies, the Confucius Institute, and the College of Extended Studies.

Major in Rhetoric & Writing Studies

The new Rhetoric and Writing Studies major aims to produce sophisticated writers and interpreters of texts whose analytical, communicative, and persuasive abilities will meet the demands of almost every twenty-first century profession, including business, law, marketing and advertising, politics, science, education, professional writing, and more.

Graduate Program in Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Sociology. Students who earn an M.A. in this program may go on to pursue a doctorate in Sociology at other universities. More directly, students may also explore opportunities in research, teaching, social services, or administrative positions.

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