Advisor: S. McAleer (Philosophy and Religious Studies).
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 Studies Certificate currently offered through the College of Business’s Department of Management and Leadership Programs.
|Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits and complete a reflection essay.
|The remaining six credits are from ethics-relevant electives:
|Classical Chinese Philosophy
|Ethics in the Professions and the Community
|Ethics and Business
|Ethics of Health Care
|Ethics in Computing and Engineering
|History of Ethics
|Philosophical Perspectives on Forgiveness
|Religion and Morality
|With advisor approval, the following may be applied to the certificate program:
|Independent Study - Juniors
|Independent Study - Seniors
|After their course work is completed, students must submit to the certificate advisor an essay in which they reflect on their learning experiences with respect to the certificate's goals.
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. Students cannot pursue the Philosophy Major and Ethics Certificate to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program.
Program Learning Options
Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the major ethical theories and be able to thoughtfully apply them to particular ethical issues and dilemmas.
- Approach questions of value with clarity, balance, open-mindedness, and rational rigor.
- Clearly articulate ethical concepts and arguments in writing and speech.
- Engage in self-reflection and achieve greater self-understanding of themselves as moral agents.