Undergraduate Major Details


What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Philosophy major is in the College of Letters and Science.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Davis Senior High School
Folsom Middle School
Klicknation Corporation
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UCDMC Emergency Room
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Acute Care

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 40 9 22.5%
2013-14 48 12 25.0%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-15 64.0% 16.0% 12.0% 8.0%
2015-17 20.0% 25.0% 55.0% 0.0%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Acumen LLC Technical Information Coordinator
Bass Underwriters, Inc. Assistant Underwriter
Campus Crusade for Christ Full-time Campus Staff
Campus Crusade for Christ Intern
Expeditor's International Warehouse Agent
F5 Software Engineering Intern
Heritage Oaks Hospital Mental Health Technician
Miller Paneling Inc. Project Estimator
SkyGiraffe Business Associate
State of California Business Taxes Representative
University of California, Davis Junior Specialist

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-14 $31,777 $28,000
2014-17 $50,500 $43,000