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Requirements of the Diploma

The core of the three concentrations will be courses in ethics, especially the 2500-2599 Contemporary Issues series.

Each of the concentrations will have an anchor in one of the Contemporary Issues courses and all concentrations will share a core set of theoretical courses.

The only new courses the program requires are Philosophy 4900, which will be an individual reading course, and Philosophy 5000, the Instructional Field Placement in Applied Ethics.

The Diploma in Applied Ethics consists of 24 credit hours including an instructional field course of a minimum of six weeks duration (the latter may be waved given sufficient relevant work experience).

The certificate in practical ethics will require 18 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of elective courses.

The required courses ensure a strong grasp of the theoretical aspects of the chosen field of concentration.

The choice of electives allows a student to shape the program more to their own interests and academic needs. Electives may be taken in Philosophy, Biology, Economics, English, Folklore, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology/Anthropology. Approval for electives must be granted by the Program coordinator.

There are restrictions against double counting of Diploma courses for major or minor programs: please see section 4.1.4 of the Calendar. Click here to go to this section.

All prerequisites in philosophy and other Departments apply to all Diploma courses.

A minimum of 9 credit hours leading to the Diploma must be taken at this university.

Please note: For the most up to date information on the Diploma and its requirments students are advised to consult the Calendar. See the relevant links below:
For general information about diploma programs, including this one, click here.
For the Calendar description of the Applied Ethics Diploma, click here.