College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Philosophy and Religion
  • Foundational courses (3 credit hours required)

TI-244PL, Ethics, the Good Life, and Society

PL360, Ethics


  • Normative philosophy courses (6 credit hours required; at least 3 credit hours on the 300-or 400-level)

TI241-PL, Classics of Social and Political Thought

TI242-PL, Marginalized in America

PL245, Classics of Social and Political Philosophy

PL344, Philosophy of Law

PL345, Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy

PL347, Philosophy of Feminism

PL363, Ethics and International Relations

PL380, Topics in Ethics

PL403, Independent Study with research paper in ethics

PL407, Internship in Ethics

PL410W, Seminar in Philosophy, Topics in Ethics


  • Applied ethics courses (3 credit hours required)


TI240-PL, Ethics of War and Peace

PL363, Biomedical Ethics

PL380, Topics in Ethics (if topic is in applied ethics)

PL403, Independent Study with research paper in applied ethics

PL407, Internship in Ethics

LE264, Business Ethics

PX325, Ethical Issues in Health Care

ORG358, Communications Ethics

STR324, Ethics and Case Problems in Strategic Communication

JR420, Mass Communication Ethics

CS485, Computer Ethics (1 credit hour)

DD401ME (DD401ECE), Engineering Ethics and Professionalism (1 credit hour)

DD404 BME, Ethics for Biomedical Engineers (1 credit hour)


  • Electives (6 credit hours required)  All courses under (1-3) are suitable electives.

Additional electives include:

CLA360, Topics: Law

GWS102, Intersections of Identity

GWS202, Resistance for Social Change

HST305, Topics in History: History of Human Rights

HST305, Topics in History: "I, too, Sing America": Civil Rights in the US

LE263, Legal Environment of Business

MRC463, Freedom of Speech and Democracy

RL375, Topics in Texts: Philosophical and Religious Explorations of Evil


The program director may approve on a semester by semester basis additional courses as electives, including some courses in Political Science.


No more than 6 credit hours of the Ethics Minor may be "double-counted" toward any other minor or any major.