About the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is the core of the undergraduate academic experience at the University of San Diego. It delivers a values-based liberal arts education to all undergraduate students and prepares them to flourish in their pursuit of academic excellence and personal achievement.

Welcome to the Heart of USD

Where Students Thrive in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences helps students develop a coherent, integrated and rich view of the world. By providing a comprehensive education, the College ensures students can excel in and communicate with a world that is continually changing and evolving.

Students collaborate with our dedicated faculty to combine the arts and humanities with the natural and social sciences. Earning a well-rounded education, students are equipped with transferable skills that can be applied to any career. This flexibility allows students to adapt to global trends and have expertise across multiple disciplines.

The intellectual vitality of arts and sciences is manifested in three ways:

  1. Exposure to current information about our complex social and physical worlds
  2. Cross-disciplinary integration of methods and perspectives
  3. Rigorous application through writing, research, oral communication, creative expression and professional development

Students acquire knowledge from information, shape wisdom from knowledge and secure competence that is united with conscience and personal values.

  • 28 majors
  • 35 minors
  • 3 graduate programs
  • 20 departments