The 12-credit Certificate in Ethics is offered by the Department of Philosophy and is open to Temple undergraduate students in all majors. The Ethics certificate offers important training for those preparing for leadership positions in professional communities. Career options are regularly discussed in the Undergraduate Philosophy Club and featured on the Philosophy Department web site.

Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: LA-ETHC-CERT

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Ethics.


PHIL 2121Introduction to Ethical Theory3
or PHIL 2921 Honors Introduction to Ethical Theory
Select two courses in applied/professional ethics from the following:6
Environmental Ethics
Ethics in Medicine
Honors Ethics in Medicine
Legal and Ethical Reasoning in Business
Honors Legal and Ethical Reasoning in Business
Any approved course in applied/professional ethics from across the University
Select one of the following:3
Contemporary Ethical Theory
Good & Bad, Right & Wrong
Classics in Moral Philosophy
Another approved course in applied/professional ethics
Total Credit Hours12