Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2007/2008)
3.5 Diploma in Applied Ethics

Program Co-ordinator: Dr. J.A. Scott, Department of Philosophy.

The Diploma in Applied Ethics is offered to students who are either currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science programs or have completed such degrees at this or another recognized university.

The Diploma helps to prepare students for the ethical challenges of various professions and for work as ethical consultants and analysts in government and private institutions (e.g., hospitals, businesses, environmental agencies).

3.5.1 Admission Requirements

Admission to the Diploma program is limited and competitive. Applicants with a B.A. or B.Sc. in hand and senior undergraduates will be preferred. Experience working in the health care or environmental sectors is an asset. Students interested in applying to the program should contact the Program Co-ordinator. Formal application is made through the Office of the Registrar.

3.5.2 Program of Study

The Diploma consists of 24 credit hours, including an Instructional Field Placement. A concentration in either bioethics, mental health ethics, or environmental ethics is required: courses toward a concentration must be chosen with the approval of the Program Co-ordinator.

3.5.3 Course List
  • Philosophy 2230
  • Philosophy 2802 or Philosophy 2803 or Philosophy 2809
  • One advanced (3000 or 4000 level) course in ethics or philosophy of law, approved by the Co-ordinator
  • Philosophy 4900 or 4300-4310
  • Philosophy 5000
  • Two additional, elective courses, approved by the Co-ordinator.