Minor in Ethics

Study the theories and principles used to evaluate the ethical issues we face today – and dig into problems and possible solutions.

The study of ethics encompasses nearly every aspect of our lives – from education and health to politics and business.

Columbia College emphasizes ethics courses within all its majors, but students in this course of study get the chance to explore a cross section of topics. They also learn about the foundations of moral philosophy and the three main ethical theories.

Students analyze the principles used to evaluate ethical issues that arise in medicine, criminal justice and more. They investigate problematic cases. And they study major writers and philosophers from the past as well as those who continue to shape the field today.