The Applied Ethics Certificate is an undergraduate-level certificate designed to provide students in professional programs with a foundation in applied ethical thinking. Students will develop a critical ability and sensitivity for ethical judgments in cases they will encounter in their professional life. Student will be prepared to serve as a member of an ethics team such as ethics review board or a research review board, both required in many professional contexts. The Certificate requires four courses (12 credits, 3 per course) at the undergraduate level.
All students taking the Applied Ethics Certificate are required to take the following course:
|PHI-103||Ethics: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives||3|
|or RS-103||Ethics: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives|
Choose 1 from:
|PHI-210||Freedom, Death, and Meaning||3|
|RS-214||Challenges of Death||3|
|IMA-236||Writing for Social Justice||3|
Choose 1 from:
|PHI-325||Ethical Decision Making in Business||3|
|PHI-336||Problems in Professional Ethics||3|
Choose 1 Ethics elective (Can be chosen from above or can include any of the following):
|PHI-306||Social & Political Philosophy||3|
|PHI-189||Topics in Critical Inquiry (Must be taken with PHI-189L)||4|
|Topics in Critical Inquiry - Lab|
|RS-316||Catholic Social Teaching||3|
There are not special admissions criteria for this program. Any student who meets the D'Youville's admissions requirements will be accepted to the program.
Students who do not meet D'Youville admissions criteria but whom demonstrate potential will be reviewed by the senior philosophy faculty member who will serve as the program director for the certificate. The program director may waive any admissions criteria and extend a conditional admission to students who demonstrate potential. Conditional admission will require that the student have more frequent check-ins with the D’Youville Student Success Center and/or the faculty director to ensure the student will be successful.