Welcome to the UCSB Department of Philosophy

The study of philosophy at UCSB encompasses both the cutting edge of current philosophical research and the rich history of philosophy. The department offers a B.A. program and a Ph.D. program. Our undergraduate program provides training in the kind of disciplined and rigorous argument that characterizes serious philosophical reflection, and which makes a Philosophy degree an excellent preparation for a wide variety of professional careers and for graduate work across the humanities and social sciences. Our graduate program prepares students for successful professional careers in philosophy.


Eric Yang (UCSB PhD, 2013) has been tenured at Santa Clara University. Congratulations!

Congrats to David Mokriski on successfully defending his dissertation, "On the Appeal to Naturalness in Metaphilosophy".

The UCSB Ethics Bowl team of Jaze Wharton, Varun Iyer, Sofia Lyon, Katie Stamm-Kirk, and Shay Guerrero won California Regional Ethics Bowl Competition against Stanford. (You can watch here.) Congraulations!