Minor in Practical and Professional Ethics

APU’s minor in practical and professional ethics equips students to synthesize excellence in the study of ethics with excellence in their major area of study, so they may serve their communities in a way that honors God and promotes God’s justice.

18 units


Introduction to Philosophy 1
Core Texts in Philosophy
I. Ethical Reasoning3
Select one of the following:
Practical Ethics 2
II. Social and Political Thought 3
Select one of the following:
Core Texts in Philosophy 1
Classical Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Modern American Intellectual History
III. Special Topics 3
Select one of the following:
Business, Virtue, and the Good Life
Environmental Ethics
Special Topics in Ethics
Theological Ethics
IV. Elective 3
Select one of the following (or any course in II or III above that is not already being used for credit toward the minor):
Social and Political Debates
Race, Sex and Science 3
Classical Chinese Ethics 3
V. Integration and Application 3
Select one of the following:
Seminar in Philosophy
Senior Seminar 4
Writing 3: Ethics and the Sciences 5
Senior Seminar: Business Ethics 4
Senior Seminar: Theology and Social Issues 4
Writing 3: Ethics and Issues in Health Care 5
Total Units18

Meets the General Education Philosophy requirement.


Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.


Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.


Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement. 


Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.