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 Dean

Welcome to the College of Arts and Letters, where in fields ranging from ancient history to big data, we are asking the deep questions and doing the hands-on work that make a fundamental difference in the world. In many ways and many places, we are at the heart of San Diego State University, and we’re excited to have you with us.

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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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