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The Arts & Humanities (A&H) at UC Berkeley are collectively, and in their parts, recognized as among the best in the country and the world. Our faculty and students are shaping discourse and society, improving our understanding of human experience, and gaining new insight into the individual and collective imaginations of those living today as well as those who have inhabited the earth over the past thousands of years.
Across 19 departments and 14 research units, more than 250 faculty members study every dimension of the human experience from the ancient past to the anticipated future; they employ a range of critical, theoretical, and rhetorical frameworks and work in more than 60 different languages. Our faculty includes leading philosophers, award-winning poets and novelists, and practicing artists in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts; they have won the most Distinguished Teaching Awards on campus, and we count among them a significant number of Macarthur “genius” grantees, Guggenheim Fellows, and recipients of other prestigious national and international awards.
We offer almost 30 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs, and we enroll on average 18,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students from across the university in our courses each semester. We are proud to be one of the most diverse large Divisions on campus: Over the last 10 years, on average 53% of A&H majors have been transfer students, whereas they make up about 33% of the undergraduate student population; 26.7% of all Arts and Humanities declared majors identify as Latinx, compared to the 19.3% of total campus undergraduates; and A&H serves a disproportionate number of California residents: 86.2% of our declared majors are CA residents compared to 76.3% of all Berkeley undergraduates.
2022-2023 Divisional Highlights
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