Applied Ethics

Departmental Affiliation: Philosophy

A student majoring in Applied Ethics focuses on three major components. The first is ethical frameworks, which sets the foundation while allowing students to emphasize a specific area of applied ethics (such as Medical Ethics or Business Ethics). The second is philosophical frameworks, which provides the analytical tools that strengthen critical thinking skills needed for academic and professional success. The last component is society and values, which develops the ability to apply ethical frameworks to subject areas and real-world cases involving ethical dilemmas and problem solving. The internship or practicum provides the student with the experience of putting all this to work so they can go on to graduate study and/or a career where ethics is at center stage.