This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
Certificate in Ethics
Many professions from tech to health care realize that ethics cannot be taken for granted but must be designed into organizations. From avoiding lawsuits and whistleblower complaints, to complying with the law, to maintaining quality organizational relations and relationships with clients, ethics is essential for firms and agencies in the 21st century. The certificate in ethics prepares graduates for ethical leadership roles in whatever field they enter. The program will train students in modes of ethical reasoning and in how to apply their ethical reasoning skills in the workplace and in daily life. The certificate provides graduates with a credential indicating their preparation for ethics compliance and other modes of demonstrating ethical practice in the professions. The program is also of benefit to students with personal and/or intellectual interests in the study of ethics and moral reasoning.
This is a certificate program for undergraduates who are already enrolled at UofL. Students must be in good standing to be enrolled in the certificate program.
Students are required to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in the certificate, with no more than one grade of C in classes counted towards the certificate.
|Students must complete one of the following courses:||3|
|Ethical Theory - WR|
|Select 9 hours from the courses list below:||9|
|Ethics, Social, and Legal Aspects on the Electronic Frontier|
|Ethics in Criminal Justice - WR|
|Ethical Problems in Communication - WR, CUE|
|Global Health: Disparities and Social Determinants - D2, SB|
|Nursing Leadership and Management|
|Contemporary Moral Problems - AH|
|Philosophy and Feminism - AH, D1|
|Philosophy of Race and Racism - AH, D1|
|Feminist Medical Ethics|
|Humanizing Technology - AH|
|Foundations of Bioethics|
|Current Controversies in Health Care Ethics|
|Health and Social Justice|
|Health Care, Justice & Community|
|Fundamentals of Diversity|
|Topics in Political Science|
|Minimum Total Hours||12|
At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a certificate must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.