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Minor in Ethics

The study of ethics can benefit students in any major, as ethical issues arise in every field, industry and organization.

Minor Overview

The minor requires a solid core of philosophy courses on ethics, but also allows students to take one course from a list of relevant courses in other disciplines, including anthropology, genetics, history, microbiology, political science, sociology, and science, technology and society.

The minor is highly desirable because it demonstrates interest in and knowledge of ethics to employers, graduate schools and professional schools.


Students must complete 15 credit hours of courses with a grade of C- or better.


Students can apply for admission to any university minor program in MyPack Portal. Admission will be based on the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review.