Applied Ethics Certificate
This certificate is available as a standalone program.
The Applied Ethics undergraduate certificate builds upon the various courses in ethics taught in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion and courses with ethics-related content found throughout the university, in order to provide students with a systematic and thorough understanding of the moral world for their civic, professional, and personal lives.
Students pursuing a major in any academic or professional field may also pursue applied ethics for educational interest and for professional preparation. The certificate adds a critical philosophical dimension to students’ understanding of their professional aspirations.
Students seeking a baccalaureate degree at OSU may earn the Applied Ethics certificate by completing a minimum of 28 credits of approved course work.
For more information, contact Courtney Campbell, 541-737-5651, email@example.com
Certificate Code: C200
- Develop moral perception, including capacity to identify and discern between an ethical question, a scientific question, a political question, an aesthetic question, and a legal question.
- Cultivate the moral and empathic imagination, as reflected in abilities to understand an issue from another person's perspective.
- Develop skills in moral reasoning and deliberation, especially in the capacity to apply ethical principles in a moral deliberation process to concrete issues of moral choice.
- Cultivate personal moral responsibility, expressed through moral foundations questionnaire, and development of personal case studies of moral choices.
- Sensitivity to moral ambiguity and tolerance for different opinions, as reflected through civility in discourse and philosophical charity.
|Select 12 credits from the following:||12|
|*GREAT IDEAS IN PHILOSOPHY|
|*ETHICS OF DIVERSITY|
|READING AND CONFERENCE|
|*WORLD VIEWS AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES|
|TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY (with departmental approval)|
|Select one of the following: 1,2||12|
Ethics and scientific inquiry
Ethics and the environment
Ethics, health and medicine
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Three concentrations of courses to achieve the 12 elective credits for the Applied Ethics certificate have already been established, but creating an individualized program is possible
The Applied Ethics Certificate Coordinator will assist students in course selection from a list available in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
Certificate Code: C200