Applied Ethics - Requirements


For a 15-credit minor in applied ethics, students complete the following:

  • A philosophy course that emphasizes ethics, a religious studies course that emphasizes moral theology, and one intermediate (200-level or greater) course in applied ethics as part of their Area III core credits
  • Six to nine credits in intermediate applied ethics courses (AE 262 through AE 299)
  • Six to nine credits in advanced applied ethics seminars (AE 391 through AE 398). AE 384 and AE 399 (independent study) will also satisfy this requirement.

Note: Substitutions are possible as approved by the program director.


Applied ethics courses are normally taken to fulfill the fifth core requirement in Area III: philosophy and religious studies. Students must complete one course in philosophy or one course in religious studies before enrolling in any 200-level applied ethics course and two courses in either philosophy or religious studies (two in either or one in each) before enrolling in any 300-level applied ethics seminar.

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