Degree Requirements

Ethics and Values Major Requirements

Major Program Requirements
Thirty-three credit hours, including the following:

  • PHIL 107 Ethics
  • PHIL 324 Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 496 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Media
  • PHIL 497 Senior Paper (1 credit) or PHIL 499 Senior Thesis (3 credits) 

Two of the following courses:

  • CO 308 Communication Ethics
  • PHIL 206 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 207 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 208 Bioethics

Three of the following courses:

  • PHIL 151 Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 202 Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 304 Contemporary Philosophy

Three of the following courses, to be chosen from three different disciplines:

  • AN/SO 208 The Family
  • AN/SO 317 Ethnic and Racial Relations
  • CO 280 Gender Communications
  • PHIL 121 Philosophy of Human Being
  • PHIL 255 Art and Beauty
  • PHIL 256 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 261 Philosophy and Gender
  • PHIL 315 20th Century European Philosophy
  • PO 250 Topics in American Politics
  • PO 342 War and Peace
  • SO 200 Social Problems
  • SO 225 Sociology of Gender
  • SO 351 Medical Sociology
  • TH 220 Moral Theology
  • TH 222 Health Care Ethics 
  • TH 263 Modern Catholic Social Teaching

Other program requirements
1. Modern or classical language through the intermediate level
2. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination at the end of the student's senior year. The philosophy examination consists of written answers to questions selected from a previously disclosed list and an oral discussion of the written answers.
3. Students who choose to graduate with honors prepare an honors thesis. At least the director or one reader must be from the philosophy department. The comprehensive requirement is waived upon successful completion of the thesis.

Ethics and Values Minor Requirements

Minor Program Requirements
Eighteen semester credits including:

  • PHIL 107 Ethics
  • PHIL 324 Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 496 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Media

Two of the following courses:

  • PHIL 206 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 207 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 208 Bioethics
  • CO 308 Communication Ethics

One of the following courses:

  • AN/SO 208 The Family
  • AN/SO 317 Ethnic and Racial Relations
  • CO 280 Gender Communications
  • PHIL 121 Philosophy of Human Being
  • PHIL 255 Art and Beauty
  • PHIL 256 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 261 Philosophy and Gender
  • PHIL 315 20th Century European Philosophy
  • PO 250 Contemporary Issues in American Politics
  • PO 342 War and Peace
  • SO 200 Social Problems
  • SO 225 Sociology of Gender
  • SO 351 Medical Sociology
  • TH 220 Moral Theology
  • TH 222 Health Care Ethics 
  • TH 263 Modern Catholic Social Teaching