Embracing an Ethical Mindset

Are you interested in studying the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, with a special emphasis on discovering the reasons why people make such judgments?

Ashland University's unique ethics minor is shared between the Philosophy and Religion departments to train you to be more ethically diverse and aware of your global responsibilities.

If planned correctly, almost every major can benefit from the opportunity to add this minor with as little as one additional course beyond your core requirements.

How it Works

To obtain this minor, you must satisfy two courses from each department (6 hours each), and then you can choose an approved elective (3 hours), designated by the Ethics Minor Committee.  

Note that Religion and Philosophy majors may count only one of the ethics courses from that major toward the ethics minor requirement in that department.

Course Number and TitleHrs.Prerequisites
Philosophy ethics courses – 6 hours
PHIL 210: Phil. of Human Nature 3 None
PHIL 215: Intro to Ethics 3 None
PHIL 280: Applied Ethics 3 None
9 hrs.
Religion ethics courses – 6 hours
REL 109: Exploring Christian Ethics 3 None
REL 220: Taking Human Life 3 None
REL 308: Faith and Society 3 None
REL 401: Sem. in Christian Ethics 3 REL 106 or 109
Any Approved Elective – 3 hours 3 (variable)
15 hrs.

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