Professional Ethics Undergraduate Certificate

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The Professional Ethics certificate is a 12-credit interdisciplinary program that can be added to any major. This certificate program provides students with training in critical reasoning, ethical frameworks and methods, and professional ethics coursework to allow successful execution of both future professional duties and personal decision-making.

Courses taken for this certificate may also count towards the Ethics or Philosophy majors and University Core Curriculum. One or more electives in this program can be applied towards the Criminology and Criminnal Justice, History, Political Science, Public Health, Psychology and Women and Gender Studies major.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate; Entry Level to Intermediate
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 12 college credits (4 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional and online courses available
  • Average Time to Completion: Two to Three semesters; summers optional

Skills Developed*

  • Critical Thinking
  • Professionalism

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key Human

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Auditor
  • Corporate Ethics Officer
  • Public Health Officer
  • Law Enforcement Officer

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