The Rock Ethics Institute


Ethics Minor

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The Ethics minor at Penn State University is interdisciplinary and includes fields such as philosophy, communication, engineering, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, public policy, international studies, and environmental studies. Students will have the opportunity to learn about various ethical perspectives and challenges that relate to research ethics, business ethics, bioethics, media ethics, and more.

How would an Ethics minor benefit you?

Understanding ethical practices and increasing ethical knowledge is important to a successful life, both personally and professionally. An Ethics minor would enrich your life in general and add a very marketable component to your studies in particular. The curriculum is designed to provide students with training in ethical frameworks and methods to help ensure successful execution of both future professional duties and personal endeavors. Need an example? Take the case of the recent collapse of the stock market and global financial systems. There is much evidence to suggest that ethically inadequate business practices were at the root of this corporate calamity, which has negatively affected millions of people around the world. The Ethics minor is designed to help students understand the ethical issues involved in global situations such as this, as well as in personal decisions made in individuals lives.

For more information, please visit the Department of Philosophy's Web site.