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UC San Diego’s general campus is home to eight schools with graduate and undergraduate degrees and other programs. Learn more about each and connect to additional information below.  

  • School of Arts & Humanities

    Under the leadership of Dean Cristina Della Coletta, the School of Arts & Humanities includes six academic departments - history, literature, music, philosophy, theatre & dance, and visual arts – and offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate programs.

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  • School of Biological Sciences

    Led by Dean Kit Pogliano, the School of Biological Sciences offers eight undergraduate majors and minors, two graduate programs, as well as a contiguous BS/MS program.

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  • School of Global Policy & Strategy

    Led by Dean Caroline Freund, the School of Global Policy & Strategy offers two consecutive BA/Master’s degree programs, four graduate degree programs, as well as executive education programs.

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  • Jacobs School of Engineering

    Under the leadership of Dean Albert Pisano, Jacobs School of Engineering includes six departments – bioengineering, computer science & engineering, electrical & computer engineering, mechanical & aerospace engineering, Nanoengineering, and structural engineering – offering 17 undergraduate majors, as well as numerous Master’s, Ph.D., and executive education programs.

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  • School of Physical Sciences

    The School of Physical Sciences consists of three major departments: chemistry & biochemistry, mathematics, and physics. Under the direction of Dean Steven Boggs, the school offers over 3,900 undergraduate majors and minors, as well as interdisciplinary programs in science and mathematics education. Each of the school’s departments offer graduate degrees, and graduate students may pursue interdisciplinary programs in computational science, materials science, mathematics and science education, and quantitative biology.

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  • Rady School of Management

    The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego develops ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who make a positive impact in the world through innovation, collaboration and knowledge. Our collaborative culture is based on the five core values of innovation, impact, collaboration, integrity and risk-taking.

    Led by Dean Lisa Ordonez, Rady offers four graduate degree programs, including FlexMBA programs for working professionals, and executive education programs, as well as a series of undergraduate business and accounting courses and minors.

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  • School of Social Sciences

    UC San Diego’s School of Social Sciences is committed to the science of society and is driven by research, teaching, and service in the public interest. Founded in 1986, with the goal of increasing interdisciplinary collaboration, the school celebrates the diversity of ideas and people.

    Under the direction of Dean Carol Padden, the school is home to 15 departments and programs, offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as interdisciplinary minors, and thematic courses of study.

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  • Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute

    The mission of The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) is to lay the groundwork for the scientific foundations of this emerging discipline, develop new methods and infrastructure, and train students, faculty and industry partners to use data science in ways that will allow them to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. We serve as a unique, collaborative, and innovative academic unit across multiple disciplines at UC San Diego.

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