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 Tuition USD 62,487
  • Acceptance Rate 46%
  • Students 8,349
  • International Students 3%
  • Campus Setting City

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

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    Accountancy

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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

    Anthropology

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Architecture

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Art History

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Business Administration

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Business Economics

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Chemistry

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Communication

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Science

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Cultural Studies

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Economics

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Education

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    English

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Finance

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    French

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    History

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Humanities

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

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    Industrial Engineering

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical sciences; social sciences; engineering analysis; systems design; computer applications; and evaluation methodology.

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    International Business

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    International Relations

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Leadership

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

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    Liberal Studies

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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    Marketing

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Music

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Neuroscience

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Nursing

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Philosophy

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physics

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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

    Real Estate Development

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program enables students to successfully manage development projects, proactively shape a business environment, and analyze variables that contribute to challenges and innovation. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design and construction; historic preservation; landscape architecture; urban planning and design; business; real estate; zoning laws; public policy; and engineering.

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    Sociology

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Teaching

    USD 44,586 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; 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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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 90
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 801
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 491
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 157
  • Financial Times (MBA)
    Financial Times (MBA) 97

Admission Requirements

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

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    Established in 1949

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

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          • Testimony
            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.

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            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.

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            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