Professor in discussion.
Philosophy, BA


Graduates excel in many fields including law, education, social action, and business. Each year, a few students continue on for graduate studies in philosophy, and some have gone on to a PhD. Those whose study of philosophy ends at USF nonetheless learn to think clearly, systematically, and creatively — skills they cherish for their entire lives, with vision and perspective that have given them an edge in almost any field.


  • Archdiocese of San Francisco
  • Avalon English
  • California Department of Housing and Community
  • Coalition for Jerusalem
  • Conversant, Inc.
  • Ensight Marketing
  • Google
  • Legendary Digital
  • Method Entertainment
  • Netflix
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • San Mateo-Foster City School District
  • Sigma Designs, Inc.
  • St. George's University of London
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles
  • The Myelin Project
  • The New York Times
  • University Of Chicago
  • Yelp

Graduate Schools

  • Columbia University, MFA
  • Harvard University
  • Miami University of Ohio, PhD
  • New School for Social Research
  • Notre Dame University, PhD
  • San Francisco State University
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • Texas A&M University, PhD
  • University of Chicago, Divinity
  • University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, MD
  • University of Miami, Florida, JD
  • University of Oregon, PhD
  • University of San Francisco, School of Education, MEd
  • University of San Francisco, School of Law, JD
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Alumni standing in front of pillar.

Shaya Kara ’17

“A major in Philosophy is the perfect opportunity to learn qualities that will help you become an effective change maker in the larger community.”

Shaya Kara ’17