Applied and Professional Ethics Major

Description: A program that focuses on the systematic study of ethical issues in the workplace and public life, and the application of ethical decision-making to the practical problems of society and the professions. Includes instruction in ethical theory; history of ethics; contemporary social dilemmas; methods in applied ethics; and applications including medical ethics, legal ethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, and criminal justice ethics.

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Applied and Professional Ethics Major

What Courses Do Applied and Professional Ethics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Applied and Professional Ethics majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Anthropology
  • Government
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Religion