About this Program
- College: Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Credits: 12 | Completed with minimum grades of C
Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.
Contemporary public discourse is teeming with issues of urgent moral concern. From climate change to police violence, artificial intelligence to health care access, we face complex challenges that have ethical problems at their core. It is not always easy, however, to think through these challenges in a responsible and productive way. The Ethics and Society certificate teaches students to understand and analyze the moral dimensions of contemporary issues in public life and the professions. These topics are relevant for students in diverse majors, including professional schools as well as the liberal arts and sciences. Required courses in philosophical and religious ethics will provide students with the necessary skills to conceptualize ethical issues, providing an intellectual foundation for the analysis of applied and professional problems.
Current UF undergraduates in any major with a 2.0 GPA. Students minoring in Religion or Philosophy are eligible for the certificate so long as no more than one of their certificate courses are counted towards their minor.
|PHI 3650||Moral Philosophy||3|
|REL 3171||Ethics in America||3|
|At least one Philosophy or Religion course||3|
|Contemporary Moral Issues|
|The Self, Reason and Ethics|
|Ethics and Innovation|
|Ethics, Data, and Technology|
|Ethics and Ecology|
|Sustainability and Religion|
|Religion Ethics and Nature|
|Religion and Social Change|
|Special Topics in Religion and Ethics|
|Environmental Values and Practice|
|At least one additional course, which can come from the list below or the list above.||3|
|Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics|
|Ethics in Global Business|
|Engineering Ethics and Professionalism|
|Ethical Issues in Family, Youth and Community Sciences|
|Ethics and Problems in Mass Communications|
|Policy, Ethics and Public Leadership|
|Ethics in American Politics|
|Environmental Ethics and Politics|
|Special Interdisciplinary Topics in Women's Studies|
The certificate adviser may approve other relevant ethics courses for the certificate (e.g., a course taught under a special topic number).