Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Comprised of 10 core departments and schools, the University’s only International Studies Minor (link to ISM page), and an interdisciplinary program, the College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts (PSFA) is recognized for bridging the college experience with the regional and global community by preparing its students for professional careers. Because of its dedication to and appreciation for traditional and non-traditional forms of scholarship and research, PSFA is uniquely positioned in the community to produce career-ready graduates. Interdisciplinary collaboration is the hallmark of the academic rigor of the College; undergraduate and graduate students are prepared to be creative, thoughtful and responsible leaders and citizens of our ever-changing society.


  • AEROSPACE STUDIES

    Preparing future Air Force leaders for a commission as Second Lieutenant
  • Art + Design

    One of the top fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools 2012”
  • Communication

    Offering the only undergraduate program in Health Communication in the State of California
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management

    Boasting strong industry ties, the School has a nearly 100 percent placement rate for its graduates
  • International Studies Minor

    The International Studies Minor is open to any major in the University and prepares students to work with greater confidence in a complex world.
  • Journalism and Media Studies

    Featuring faculty members who have written textbooks that are ranked first in the U.S. and are used in classrooms around the world, and faculty that are the most cited academic experts in the world
  • Military Science

    In partnership with other universities and colleges in the San Diego region, the program prepares Cadets to become future Officers in the Armed Forces as well as leaders in the professional business world
  • Music and Dance

    Embracing a full span of artistic evolution and innovation from chamber music to techno, jazz to Javanese gamelan, ballet to contemporary dance, the School educates 65% of San Diego’s music teachers.
  • Naval Science

    Preparing graduates for commission as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps; with potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government
  • Public Affairs

    Repeatedly named one of the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and is listed among the top schools for undergraduate degrees by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
  • Theatre, Television and Film

    Home to the only School in the U.S. to offer an MFA in Musical Theatre, the future of this important and unique American art form is stewarded by this School