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.


At the California Regional Ethics Bowl Competition, UCSB's Ethics Bowl team placed fourth and secured a bid for the National Finals in Atlanta, Georgia this February. Read more.

Congratulations to Sherri Lynn Conklin!

Her paper "The State of the Discipline: New Data on Women Faculty in Philosophy" was accepted for publication in Ergo.

(Photograph by Michael Nekrasov: https://michaelnekrasov.com/gallery)