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Graduate Certificate in Professional Ethics

A Six Hour Graduate Certificate

The Program:

The graduate certificate in professional ethics will help you engage more fully with ethical issues in your professional life. This 6-hour certificate program will enhance your abilities to analyze arguments, your capacities to reason and express yourself clearly, your leadership skills, and your awareness of the ethical dimensions of work and public life. The certificate is available online or face-to-face and is open to all interested persons who hold a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA.     

The certificate, offered through the Department of Philosophy at Texas State University, is a response to a wide and growing interest in the ethical dimensions of professional and public life. Participants strengthen their understanding of ethics and enhance their ability to recognize and respond to ethical issues in a wide variety of settings. The program emphasizes advanced critical thinking and writing skills, in-depth knowledge of the history, theory, principles and concepts of ethics, the ability to recognize and resolve ethical dilemmas, and the knowledge and skills necessary for ethical leadership.    

Students may complete the certificate fully on-line, fully face-to-face, or through a mix of on-line and face-to-face courses.

Required Course:

PHIL 5322: Professional Ethics (on-line or face-to-face) - 3 credit hours

A study of major topics in business and professional ethics, including what a profession is, whether it differs from business, and what is involved with the moral education, social responsibilities, and ethical standards of professional and business people.

Additional Elective (select one) - 3 credit hours

PHIL 5301      Applied Philosoph

PHIL 5302      Dialogue

PHIL 5303      Philosophy of Technology

PHIL 5314     American Philosophy

PHIL 5320     History of Ethics

PHIL 5322     Professional Ethics

PHIL 5323      Environmental Ethics

PHIL 5324      Meaning of Life

PHIL 5325      Philosophy of Sex and Love

PHIL 5326      Philosophy and Sport

PHIL 5327      Medical Ethics and Bioethics

PHIL 5328     Major Work or Theme in Ethics

PHIL 5329     Food Ethics

PHIL 5351      Philosophy of Education

PHIL 5360A    Ethics and Dementia

PHIL 5360B      Moral Psychology

PHIL 5360C    Philosophy, Nonviolence, Sustainability, and Social Change

PHIL 5361C    Philosophy of Emotion

PHIL 5373      Themes in Africana Philosophy

PHIL 5388      Problems in Philosophy

PHIL 5395      Internship in Applied Philosophy