The mission of UC San Diego Extended Studies and Public Programs is to serve the critical lifelong knowledge and skill development needs of individuals, organizations, and the community. We do this through continuing education and degree-related programs; community initiatives that support economic and social development; and through a wide array of public service lectures, forums, and special events delivered on campus, at off-campus sites, and through print, internet, radio, and television.
As the professional education and public service division of UC San Diego, Extension is focused on being a major catalyst for the continued economic, intellectual, and cultural growth of the San Diego and Baja California region. Core offerings include professional education and training, cultural enrichment, and regional economic solutions. Whether you’re starting a new career, building a company, or developing a deeper appreciation of the world around you, Extension has the resources you need to get started.
San Diego is the ideal destination for your next learning experience. Renowned for its idyllic climate and dazzling array of world-class attractions you are sure to enjoy every minute both in and out of class. Whether you are here for a short seminar, or a 10-week language program, San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.
After a day of stimulating instruction in a university setting, treat yourself to a spa package or serene beach walk and finish the day with an award-winning meal prepared in one of the region’s 6,400 eating establishments.
San Diego County features 92 golf courses and a variety of exciting participatory and spectator sports. Our coastline not only supports year-round surfing, scuba diving, sailing, and kayaking, but also important scientific research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
If you enjoy arts and culture, visit Balboa Park, home to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, featuring over 25 museums, art galleries, botanical gardens, and the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theatre.