The undergraduate Ethics and Society certificate aims to provide students from any major with a broad background in ethics and social philosophy. The objective of the certificate is for students to learn to competently navigate questions of social and ethical values on a wide range of issues. The program is structured to foster a deep understanding of both the theoretical foundations and the practical application of ethics. By allowing choice from a wide range of courses in ethics, the certificate provides the opportunity to gain experience making and assessing value judgments on a variety of important social issues or to focus on the particular issues most relevant to their major or their area of interest. The certificate is open to students in any major or minor. 

Effective Spring 2017

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

PHIL 205Introduction to Ethics3
Select 12 credits from the following: 112
Moral and Social Problems (GT-AH3)
Values, Culture, and Food Animal Agriculture
Bioethics and Society
Philosophies of Peace and Nonviolence
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Business Ethics
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Medical Life Science
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Caring Professions
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Engineering
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Animal Science
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Information Science
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Research Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Ethics of Sustainability
Agricultural and Food System Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Feminist Philosophies
Philosophy of Aging
Ethical Theory
Program Total Credits:15
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 At least 9 credits must be from upper-division (300- to 400-level) courses.