Certificate in Applied Ethics & Practical Philosophy

About

The Certificate in Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy is a great asset to any major, as well as to professionals who serve on ethics committees or compliance boards.

In the program, you’ll get a strong foundation in ethics. You’ll also choose from a wide range of electives that cover ethics in relation to other fields, such as business, addiction studies, communication, disability studies, engineering, health and others.

You’ll gain cultural understanding, ethical decision-making, and critical thinking skills necessary for addressing the dilemmas many of us face. You’ll come to understand basic theories of moral philosophy and develop specialized knowledge of their applications in many areas of public life, including¬†medicine, government, law, public policy, business and education.

Curriculum & Requirements

Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy Certificate

Required Courses
Note: students completing a minor in Philosophy and the Applied Ethics and Practical Philosophy Certificate may only count one course for each.
Choose one of the following
PHIL 212INTRODUCTORY ETHICS5
or PHIL 213 MORAL ISSUES IN AMERICA
Choose two of the following10
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
WOMEN AND ETHICS
BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
DIRECTED STUDY
Elective Courses–choose three of the following10-15
ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
BUSINESS LAW
LAW AND ETHICS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS
PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH AND DYING
COMMUNICATIVE REASONING
COMMUNICATION LAW AND ETHICS
ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
DISABILITY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
HUMAN RIGHTS AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS
EMOTION AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
IDENTITY AND POWER
Total Credits25-30

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