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Welcome to Warren

Earl Warren College was established in 1974 as the fourth undergraduate college at the University of California San Diego. The Warren College motto, "Toward a Life in Balance" is inspired by the philosophy of our namesake, former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. The College continues the legacy of Earl Warren by encouraging students to explore the relationship between ethics, society, and the law, and is dedicated to cultivating ethically responsible citizen scholars.

Earl Warren College Mission Statement

Warren College enables students to:
  1. Pursue a rigorous yet adaptable academic curriculum and a myriad of co-curricular opportunities
  2. Engage the world as ethical citizens of our global society
  3. Strive toward a life in balance

The College has set the following learning outcomes for students to achieve this mission:
  • Engage in the educational process through focused attention on the importance of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience balanced opportunities for growth and development through general education course offerings
  • Join a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment that welcomes a diversity of opinions and ideas
  • Participate in co-curricular programs and activities that foster learning, personal development, and ethical responsibility
  • Navigate the educational journey with accurate information that Warren provides about College and University programs, policies, and practices
  • Benefit from the College’s collaboration with the entire UC San Diego community, which promotes and facilitates support services that help students to succeed

Create Your Warren Experience

The faculty, staff, and students at Warren are dedicated to working together to create a college experience that allows you to flourish during your career at UC San Diego and beyond. The College strives to foster an academic and co-curricular balance through our core sequence comprising Warren Writing and Ethics and Society, robust general-education requirements that ensure both breadth and depth in areas of study that complement your chosen major, and co-curricular involvement opportunities that promote personal and professional development. Warren College offers a vibrant community for both on and off-campus students. We encourage you to learn more about our programs and events and what makes Warren College special.