Certificate in Ethical Theory and Practice

About the Program

The certificate in Ethical Theory and Practice will help you develop your awareness and understanding of ethical issues. Ethics is a crucial aspect of all personal, familial, institutional, civic, business, scientific, and professional relationships. In ethics classes, you will reflect upon how and why these kinds of problems arise, the nuances and repercussions of tackling them in different ways, and some of the various ways people have thought about how to resolve them in practice. This kind of study adds depth to your understanding of the practical dimensions of all areas of life and prepares you for dealing with the complex moral and ethical issues that arise in life.

Admission Requirements

Open to Drexel students in all schools and colleges in all majors who have completed 15.0 credits.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
PHIL 101Introduction to Western Philosophy3.0
or PHIL 102 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PHIL 241Social & Political Philosophy3.0
PHIL 251Ethics3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Business Ethics
Ethics and the Media
Ethics and Information Technology
Engineering Ethics
Ethics and Design Professions
Biomedical Ethics
Organizational Ethics
Ethics in Sports Management
Criminal Justice Ethics
Global Ethical Issues
Environmental Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Total Credits18.0

Additional Information

For more information about Drexel Philosophy classes and programs, please visit the Department of English & Philosophy website or stop by to see our director anytime. The Department of English & Philosophy is located in MacAlister Hall, Room 5044. The director can be contacted at:

Dr. Peter Amato
Director of Programs in Philosophy
Department of English & Philosophy
MacAlister 5030

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