Minor in Ethics

Turn your attention to some of the world’s most pressing questions.

The College of Emory University is one of the few leading research universities offering a minor in ethics.  A multi-departmental program, the Ethics Minor complements any student’s major program and will help to prepare you for graduate professional studies in numerous fields including law, medicine, and business.

The Ethics Minor at Emory University provides a forum for students and faculty to discuss important ethical questions, from cheating on campus to war, from stem cell research to the nature of professionalism.  Rather than merely another academic program, the Ethics Minor seeks to build a community of students, scholars, and teachers committed to the study of ethics in all of its dimensions.

Requirements:  Students pursuing the Ethics Minor must complete five courses in ethics.  One course must be “Introduction to Ethics” (PHIL 115).  The remaining courses may be chosen from fourteen existing College courses including “Business Ethics”, “Religion and Ecology”, “Military Ethics”, and “Evil: Philosophical, Literary Approaches”.

For more information contact:    

Edward Queen, Ph.D., J.D.
The Center for Ethics
1531 Dickey Dr.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Philosophy

Courses currently approved for the Ethics Minor at Emory University
Required foundation course
PHIL 115: Introduction to Ethics

Choose four from the following currently approved offerings:

Anthropology 385S: Anthropology and Human Rights
BIOLOGY 470S: Special Topics: Animal Cloning: Biology and Ethics
Business 439: Business Ethics
ENVS 350: Environmental Thought: Ethics, Philosophy & Issues
IDS 306: Theories of Justice
Journalism 430: Journalism History and Ethics
PHIL 205: Introduction to Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 215: Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 235: Military Ethics
PHIL 315: Ethics
PHIL 482: Ethics and International Affairs
PHIL 490S: Ethics and Conceptions of Nature
POLS 317. Global Human Rights
REL 322: Religion and Sexuality
REL 323: Death and Dying
REL 329. Religion and Ecology
REL 330. Evil: Social Scientific Approaches
REL 354R: Ethics (Multiple Religious Traditions)
REL 360: Evil: Philosophical-Literary Approaches
REL 380R: Internship in Religion
SOC 389S, Applied Social Responsibility

As new courses are developed the coordinators of the Ethics Minor will consider allowing the substitution of one course with substantial ethical content for one of the above courses.