University of San Diego - Bachelor's Degree

University of San Diego is a contemporary Catholic university from San Diego, California that offers a range of bachelor's and master's degree programs across 9 colleges and schools. University of San Diego is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Average Tution USD 62,487
  • Acceptance Rate 46%
  • Students 8,349
  • International Students 3%
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 14:1

School Description

Established in 1949, University of San Diego began as a separate college for men and women under the leadership of Bishop Charles Francis Buddy and Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill. A little over two decades later, the two colleges united to become the University of San Diego.

Today, University of San Diego lies on 180 acres of land on a pristine canyon that is home to over 8,500 students—9% of which are international students—enrolled in its 9 colleges and schools through which the university offers 43 bachelor's and 20 master's degree programs in areas such as arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health, engineering, peace studies, law, and theology. Settling in to your new home at University of San Diego should not be difficult with on-campus housing available to freshman students and upperclassmen alike, and a variety of campus activities organized year round to make socializing a breeze such or join any of the university's 17 NCAA Division 1 teams and or 18 sororities and fraternities.

Bachelor Programs

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Architecture

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Art History

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Biology

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Business Economics

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Communication

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Cultural Studies

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Economics

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Education

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    English

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Finance

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    French

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    History

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Humanities

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Industrial Engineering

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and energy. Includes instruction in applied mathematics, physical sciences, the social sciences, engineering analysis, systems design, computer applications, and forecasting and evaluation methodology.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    International Business

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    International Relations

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Leadership

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Liberal Studies

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Marketing

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Music

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Neuroscience

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Nursing

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Physics

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Real Estate Development

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to create and redevelop housing, offices, retail centers, and industrial sites. Includes instruction in architectural design and construction, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, business, real estate and land use law, public policy, and engineering.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Sociology

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

    Teaching

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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  • US News (National) 86
  • QS Rankings (Global) 946
  • SchoolApply Ranking 536
  • Forbes (USA) 157

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum ACT 25
  • Average SAT Score 1835

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    University of San Diego was named among The Princeton Review's Top 125 Best Western Colleges.

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          • 2000-2004, Bachelor's Degree, Political Science and Government/Business Administration

            A Lifetime Of Memories

            My educational, professional and social experience at USD prepared me to succeed in the real world and I'll always be grateful for the opportunity.

          • 1993-1996, Bachelor of Arts, History

            It only gets better

            Really pleased at how the university has continued to build on its excellence in quality and focus on teaching and learning.

          • 1987-1989, Advanced in English language, English

            Unforgettable !!

            The experience I had in USD in the begging of my carrier was decisive for my professional development