Wilkes University

Ethics Minor and Ethics Concentration

Ethics Minor and Ethics Concentration

No matter your chosen profession, you will inevitably encounter circumstances that require you to make difficult moral decisions. You’ll need to consider the impact of your actions on others and to resolve conflicts among competing moral obligations.

Wilkes University’s Ethics Minor and Ethics Concentration introduce you to contemporary ethical theories, and help you develop skills in evaluate moral arguments and resolving ethical dilemmas. While it can complement any major, the minor and concentration may be especially beneficial for:

  • premedical students seeking to distinguish themselves in medical school applications and also gain an edge in preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT);
  • pre-law students, who may benefit from argumentative and critical thinking skills as they prepare for reasoning sections of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT);
  • students interested in careers in nursing, pharmacy or other areas of health care where it is important to understand the needs of diverse patient populations and communicate effectively; and
  • students aspiring to graduate school in a broad range of disciplines.

The minor requires 18 credits, including:

The concentration requires 12 credits, including:

  • PHL 110Intro to Ethical Problems or PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 310Ethical Theory
  • Two courses from the following: