School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Contribute to the disciplines that help us to understand human nature.


The School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts (SSHA) provides an environment ripe for learning and research and embraces many disciplines, including economics, management, cognitive science, history, political science, literature, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and the creative arts. The intimate and pioneering environment of UC Merced has attracted distinguished faculty and exciting new research opportunities and programs that appeal to the leaders of the future.


At the School of Social Science, Humanities and Arts, the wide variety of disciplines are employed to discover what impacts our society, increases productivity and helps us gain understanding of human nature. The renowned faculty at the SSHA is engaged in many diverse research endeavors that impact the world, from studying the current financial environment to finding effective methods for preserving and recreating spectacular Archaeological findings. SSHA is also at the forefront of cognitive science research, the study of the brain and the transfer of brain activities to robotics.


Your thoughtful donation will provide financial support for our UC Merced students, allowing them to spend more time in the classroom and providing them with the invaluable opportunity to work closely on research projects with their professors. In addition, your generous gift will provide critical support of ongoing activities, including:

• Archaeological studies

• World heritage preservation

• Psychological and cognitive science advancements

• Creative arts

We welcome you to direct any inquiries you may have to (209) 228-4401 or giving@ucmerced.edu.


Thank you for your support. Every gift makes a difference.

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