Ethics Minor

FACULTY Professor Fuller; Associate Professors Getz, Greene, Kelley (Chair), Niculescu, Zaborowski; Assistant Professor Oliver.

The ethics minor at Bradley is administered by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The program in ethics is designed to provide a methodologically and theoretically grounded curriculum in ethical studies. The program will challenge students to deepen their thinking about ethics through multiple approaches drawn from philosophy and religious studies. Students electing an ethics minor will select an advisor from the participating faculty of the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies to guide them in choosing 15 credit hours of courses in ethics. Where appropriate, the curriculum will include the opportunity to study ethics in the context of a student’s major.

To minor in ethics a student must:

  1. complete not less than 15 semester hours, 12 of which will be in courses offered by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.  Courses for the minor are as follows:

Required:

  • PHL 347 Ethics

Electives:

  • PHL 103 An Inquiry into Values
  • RLS 101 Comparative Religion
  • RLS 200 Contemporary Religion in the United States
  • RLS 300 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • RLS 302 New Testament
  • RLS 305 Monasticism
  • PLS 207 Introduction to Political Though
  • CJS 401 Ethics, Crime, and Criminal Justice
  • COM 330 Communication Law and Ethics
  • BLW 342 Legal Environment of Business
  • NUR 510 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • ATG 268 Business Ethics
  • BIO 505 Topics in Bioethics

    Topics courses, independent studies, and other courses in in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will be recognized when the course content substantially addresses the study of ethics as determined by Philosophy and Religious Studies faculty.  Three credits may be taken in ethics courses in the department(s) of the student’s major(s), as approved by the Philosophy and Religious Studies faculty.
  1. have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses.
  2. select an advisor from the faculty in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies who will guide the student in choosing courses.