What are the basic requirements?
The Ethics Minor consists of 18 credit hours, 12 of which should
be Philosophy (PL) courses and 9 of which should be on the 300-or
- A foundational PL course in ethics covering basic moral
theories and concepts (3 credit hours)
- Two additional PL courses to be chosen from a wide variety of
courses in normative philosophy (6 credit hours)
- A course in applied ethics showing how moral deliberation is
pivotal to some specific profession or field of human activity (3
- Two electives, to be selected from PL courses or courses with
an ethical focus from other disciplines (6 credit hours)
Students are advised to create a thematic unity in their course
selection, in consultation with the program director or other
faculty connected to the Ethics Minor.
What are some activities outside the classroom?
Students are encouraged to participate in the annual
Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, attend ethics talks sponsored by the
Ethics Minor or other programs, and attend the meetings of the
Philosophy Club. Students also have the option to do an
internship with an ethical focus or to pursue an independent study
with research in moral theory or applied ethics.