The Liberal Arts at USD

Since its founding in 1949, the University of San Diego has remained committed to the liberal arts tradition.

A Liberal Arts Education for the 21st Century

We believe in the power of interdisciplinary learning and will challenge you to see the ways in which all subjects are ultimately interconnected in our society. Ultimately, the liberal arts will teach you how to learn, how to think and how to communicate across disciplines, thereby ensuring success long after graduation. A liberal arts background enables one to be a multifaceted thinker and scholar: a curious mind with the skills to analyze the world from myriad perspectives. No matter your passions or major, the liberal arts will propel you to a successful future with limitless potential.

How will the liberal arts impact your USD experience?

  • Catholic Intellectual Tradition
  • Core Curriculum
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Career Readiness Programs
  • USD Honors Program

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