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The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) 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, literatures, languages, religions, gender, ethnicity, class and race, and social and political actions. Our faculty are highly qualified, recognized experts in their disciplines, who make excellence in teaching, as well as research their priority.



Day of Giving | Tuesday, March 9

SDSU Day of Giving Presented by Postal Annex Your Home OfficeThe fifth annual SDSU Day of Giving is a chance for the global community to come together to make an impact in our students’ lives. During the 24-hour fundraising blitz, your gift in any amount will have tangible effects. 

Please consider a gift for one of the college’s areas of greatest need, or a cause you care about. By making a gift in support of one of the academic departments or funds, you’re championing the continued success of the College of Arts and Letters – and our students who contribute to a positive future. 

To donate on March 9, visit:


Dean’s Welcome Message

As we navigate through these immensely challenging times, we are here to support you with highly engaging virtual classroom experiences, unique guest lectures, and virtual events while continuing to foster a high standard of substantive academic rigor.

Read Dean Casper's message.

A Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter 

The College of Arts and Letters stands in solidarity with our Black communities. We denounce racism in any form and violence against Black people, and we stand firm in our belief that Black lives matter.  As a community of university faculty and staff, it is our duty to actively support and advocate for solutions to systemic racism across our nation, the world, and our campus.

Read our full statement.

Summer Session

Summer Session

Summer courses offered through CAL can help you get ahead in your coursework and stay connected to the campus.  Taking just one course can put you on track to graduate on time or leave room in your schedule for a valuable internship or international experience next year.  

Learn more about summer classes offered.

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CAL Insight News Magazine

A compendium of information about the College of Arts & Letters showcasing exceptional faculty, inspirational students and alumni, and compassionate donors who have contributed to the success of the college this year. Learn more about the people who make CAL an exceptional liberal arts college.
Read CAL Insight.

COVID-19 Information and Resources

San Diego State University is following the guidelines of county, state and federal public health officials and other authorities as it continues its academic and research mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit the university’s COVID-19 site.

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