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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ethics Minor

The Ethics minor provides a concentrated study in the theory and practice of ethics. Rooted in the Jesuit intellectual tradition, courses in the minor will explore, from both classic and contemporary perspectives, philosophical questions concerning the nature and grounding of claims about right and wrong intentions, praiseworthy actions, virtues, and values. Ethics critically examines and rigorously debates basic conceptions of justice, equality, obligation, responsibility, and duty. In addition, it delves into current questions about how moral principles are to be translated into law and public policy in a pluralistic world. The Ethics minor is designed to educate students about moral theories and their interpretation in concrete situations involving moral action.


In order to earn a minor in Ethics, students must complete 30 credits with a grade point average of 2.00, including:

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Choose 10 to 15 credits from the following:


  1. Courses selected for the minor in Ethics may include those which fulfill University Core or elective requirements and those taken to fulfill a major. Other courses not listed above, including certain sections of the University Core, may count toward the Ethics minor with permission of the Director.
  2. No more than 15 credits may count toward both the Ethics minor and a student’s Core or major requirements.