What Can I Do with Philosophy?
- Career Databases (Philosophy)
- These databases are described on our general Career & Grad School Resources page. These links are pre-filtered for "philosophy."
♦ What Can I Do with This Major? (PHI)
♦ California Career Zone (PHI)
♦ O*Net Online (PHI)
♦ U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (PHI)
- Explore Subfields of Philosophy
- Use the Philosophy Subfields tab and the Health & Medical Fields tab at the bottom of this page to learn more about various fields of philosophy.
Can I really do ANYTHING with a degree in Philosophy?
Often students hear from that they can do anything with a degree in Philosophy. If hearing that advice has ever left you wanting more, you're not alone!
Search Philosophy Alumni
Use LinkedIn to search UC Davis Philosophy Alumni! See where they work, what jobs they started out in, and if they went to graduate school. You can even request to connect with them for an informational interview.
Graduate Programs & Jobs for Philosophy
- Search Philosophy Graduate Programs
- These search engines are in addition to the general ones listed on our Career & Grad School Resources page. These websites are specifically for philosophy related programs. Suspicious of scams? The U.S. Dept. of Education Database is a trusted way to check if an institution legitimate.
We recommended starting with the APA Guide to Graduate Programs.
Philosophical Gourmet Report & Critique | Cognitive Science Society | ABA Law School Search | Continental PHI | Health Administration
Also, check out the Professional Organizations tab at the bottom of the page. Some organizations have their own way to search grad programs.
- Search for Philosophy Jobs
- These websites offer a career search or job board for employers in fields that typically interest philosophy students.
♦ Government: USAJobs, VACareers, GovernmentJobs
♦ Education: EdJoin (K–12), HigherEdJobs (college/univ)
♦ Health: Public Health, Health Administration
♦ Psychology: APA PsychCareers, PsychologyJobs
Use the Professional Organizations tab at the bottom of the page. Some organizations have their own career search tool.
- Seminary/Theological Career Resources
- Theological Schools | SeminaryAdvisor.org | Chaplaincy Institute
Explore more faith-based education resources with Religious Education Association's Glossary of Associations
Get Hands-On Experience
- Research in Philosophy
- ♦ If you meet honors criteria, you may be interested in doing a research project with PHI faculty and writing an honors thesis
♦ Meet with the Philosophy faculty advisor to discuss your interest in philosophy research
Check out the Undergraduate Research Center to explore many more research opportunities through UC Davis!
- Internships Related to Philosophy (non-research)
- Internships in public policy, advocacy, and law are available through the UC
♦ UC Center Sacramento | UC Washington Center (UCDC)
Sign up for a Health Related Internship (HRI) provided by the Internship and Career Center (ICC)
Need More Help?
Internship & Career Center (ICC) Pre-Graduate & Law Advising Health Professions Advising (HPA)