Graduate Certificate in Professional Ethics
A Six Hour Graduate Certificate
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.
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 Philosophy
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