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Ethics* encompasses the philosophical study of ethics, including theory and history, ethical issues in research, and the interdisciplinary study of ethical issues arising in the student’s selected field of study. As an Ethics* major, you’ll develop both philosophical and technical skills and expertise in your field, readying you to become a valuable asset to nearly any industry. For example, a chemist may lend his or her expertise to a matter of legal or ethical importance, a curator may evaluate scientific and historical evidence about a painting’s authenticity, and a journalist might research a story involving science, medicine, and technology.
The diverse and challenging coursework, coupled with hands-on learning experiences, allows graduates to pursue careers across the areas of business, politics, healthcare, engineering, journalism, the arts, and many others.
Core coursework covers philosophy, history, and psychology. Sample courses include:
- Public Policy and Archaeology
- Ethnographic Techniques
- Abnormal Psychology
- Ethics and International Relations
- Environmental Ethics
- Ethics and the Health professions
The Ethics program is supplemented by numerous real-world learning opportunities.
- Enrich your learning and networking experiences in the Renée Crowne University Honors program.
- Enjoy visiting speakers who discuss such topics as human cloning, the ethics of war, positive psychology, and the relevance of neuroscience and evolutionary biology to morality.
- Intern at leading firms across varying industries.
Ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., SU Abroad is a significant part of the SU experience. With over 100 programs in 60 countries, nearly half of all students go abroad during their four years. Ethics students have gone abroad in London, Santiago, and Istanbul.
Life after Syracuse University
With an Ethics degree you can begin careers such as:
- Public Interest Advocate
- Medical Researcher
- Genetic Counselor
Or, pursue graduate level education in such areas as public affairs, public administration, international relations, or economics.
*The Ethics degree program is an Integrated Learning Major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Among the majors that can be combined with ethics are management, television/radio/film, graphic design, photography, political science, international relations, biology, public health, anthropology, psychology and sociology, as well as all majors offered by the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science.