Ethics, Certificate

(Code 400-601)

The Ethics Certificate is for students in a variety of majors and minors, especially pre-professional programs with existing ethics requirements, and students interested in graduate study and careers in health care ethics, legal ethics, business and corporate ethics and compliance. The Ethics Certificate is a natural complement to the Leadership Certificate currently offered through the College of Business’s Department of Management and Marketing. Note: Students cannot pursue the Philosophy Major and Ethics Certificate to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits.
Required Courses
PHIL 120Ethical Reasoning3
PHIL 331Philosophical Ethics3
The remaining six credits are from ethics-relevant electives:6
Ethics in the Professions and the Community
Ethics and Business
Ethics of Health Care
Ethics in Computing and Engineering
Environmental Ethics
History of Ethics
Religion and Morality
With adviser approval, the following may be applied to the certificate program:
Directed Studies
Independent Study - Juniors
Independent Study - Seniors
Total Credits12

Note 1:  Up to three credits from ethics courses from the student’s major or minor field of study (e.g., CJ 413, PSYC 357, ACCT 425) may be applied with advisor approval.

Note 2:  Students must earn at least 48 unique credits between the certificate program and major for purposes of meeting graduation requirements for first and second degree programs.

For advising, see Professor S. McAleer (Philosophy and Religious Studies).