College of Arts and Letters

Empowering Students to Make a Difference in the World

A Place of Endless Possibilities

The College of Arts and Letters offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences. Our programs explore 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, literature, languages, religions, gender, ethnicity, class and race, and social and political actions.

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Message from the Interim Dean

Your liberal arts education in humanities and the social sciences is valued and centered. Learning from our passionate faculty experts gives you the opportunity to consider some of the most profound questions facing humanity and to discover a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world.

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Making an Impact

Researchers and innovators in CAL constitute a global and interdisciplinary intellectual community engaged in research that impacts the university, the community, and the world.

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College of Arts and Letters
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6060

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