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Philosophy at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Philosophy at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you are interested in studying philosophy, you may want to check out the program at University of California - Santa Barbara. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 93 of them were philosophy majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Philosophy section at the bottom of this page.

UCSB Philosophy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy
  • Master’s Degree in Philosophy
  • Doctorate Degree in Philosophy

UCSB Philosophy Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the philosophy progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

Of the schools analyzed in this analysis, the philosophy program at UCSB was ranked #7 for overall quality. It is also ranked as the #3 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Philosophy 7
Best Value Colleges for Philosophy 8
Best Philosophy Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 9
Best Philosophy Colleges for Veterans 12
Highest Paid Philosophy Graduates 15

In 2019, 3 students received their master’s degree in philosophy from UCSB. This makes it the #76 most popular school for philosophy master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in philosophy, making the school the #57 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UCSB Philosophy Graduates

The median salary of philosophy students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $30,200. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 10% higher than the national average of $27,550 for all philosophy bachelor's degree recipients.

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Philosophy Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the philosophy majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Philosophy Bachelor’s Program

40% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 philosophy majors earned their bachelor's degree from UCSB. Of these graduates, 60% were men and 40% were women. The typical philosophy bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% women. So female students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 2% more women than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Philosophy Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 23% more racial-ethnic minorities in its philosophy bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in philosophy.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Philosophy Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 34
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

UCSB Philosophy Master’s Program

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 students graduated with a master's degree in philosophy from UCSB. About 100% were men and 0% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Philosophy Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a philosophy master's degree from UCSB, 100% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in philosophy.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Philosophy Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in philosophy. In 2019, 3 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into

A degree in philosophy can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Natural Sciences Managers 7,870 $168,790
Mathematical Science Professors 5,160 $127,480
Philosophy and Religion Professors 2,220 $114,370
Mathematicians 530 $100,000

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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