The Ethics Minor
Program Requirements

Ethics Minor


Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current Ethics Minor information including program requirements and course descriptions.


The Ethics Minor consists of six courses (18 hours). These courses may count toward another minor.

Required Introductory Courses (6)

  • PHIL 124C - P2 Introductory Ethics
  • REST 130 - P2 Ethics in Action

Electives (12)

  • Choose four additional courses from the list below

The list of current courses with an ethics concentration are offered in philosophy, international relations, legal studies, the environment, the media, health care, business, human relationships, social policy, peace and social justice, and religion.

Elective Courses in the Minor*

  • COMM 205 - P3 Media Issues in Contemporary Culture
  • COMM 346 - Media Law
  • PHIL 250C - P2 Bioethics
  • PHIL 260C - P3 Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 273C - Business Ethics
  • PHIL 301C - Philosophy and Health Care
  • PSJS 212P - CC Nonviolent Leadership
  • PSJS 250P - P5 Social Change Through Service
  • PSJS 260P - P5 Global Issues in Peace and Social Justice
  • PSJS 270 - CC Ethics and World Ecology
  • REST 201C  - P2 The Ethics of God
  • REST 272P - CC Martin and Malcolm
  • REST 284D - P2 Christian Morality
  • REST 289P - CC Alienation and Powerlessness
  • REST 301C - P2 Law and Ethics
  • REST 325 - P5 Spirituality and Health
  • REST 338 - P2 Morality in Leadership
  • REST 352D - P5 Marriage & Sexuality
  • REST 366C - P2 Is God Just?
  • REST 386D - Morality in Business
  • REST 387D - P2 Medical Ethics and Society

*List subject to change.

Independent Study Option

To complete the 12 hour credit elective requirement, you may pursue one independent study course with a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee. The course will explore one or more ethics topics related to your chosen major.

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
— Aristotle

“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
—Thomas Alva Edison

“In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.”
—Earl Warren

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