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Philosophy, BA


USF philosophy students 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. All of them acquire vision and perspective that give them an edge in every endeavor.


  • 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
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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