Applied Ethics Minor

Few topics today are as relevant as ethics is to nearly every field, every career and every major. The applied ethics minor adds an edge to the resume of students interested in law, business, medicine, education, social policy and the environment. With a foundation in the political and philosophical theories that define ethics, the "application" considers cases and real-world dilemmas people face in our evolving society.

Required Courses


ETH 250: Ethics: Theories and Principles OR ETH 280h: Ethics and Contemporary Life


PHI 301: Philosophical Persuasion


PHI 499: Research Seminar


9 additional credits in philosophical ethics:*


ETH 252: Sexual Ethics


ETH 290: Topics in Ethics and/or Morality


ETH 254: Justice and Society


ETH 255: Environmental Ethics


ETH 257: Business Ethics


ETH 258: Communication Ethics


ETH 280h: Ethics and Contemporary Life


ETH 288: Ethics and Health Care


ETH 290: Special Topics


ETH 318h: Bioethics in the Contemporary World


Recommended Electives:


ENG 237: Literature of Peace and Justice

SOC 211: Social Problems


SOC 236: Social Change


SOC 331: Race and Ethnic Relations

18 crs

*ETH courses should be taught by philosophy faculty (not theology) to count towards the applied ethics minor. Please note that some philosophy classes can be substituted for applied ethics requirements. See department chairperson for more information.

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