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Applied Ethics (Philosophy, Minor)

This minor is designed to provide students with a robust training in ethical reasoning as it appears within a variety of applied fields, and an ability to analyze moral arguments proposed in serious discussions of any subject. This minor is designed for students concerned with ethical issues in their chosen major or intended career, especially those who wish to work on regulation, policy, and professional standards within their field or profession.

Applied Ethics (Philosophy, Minor)


Description


What is Applied Ethics at ODU like?

This minor is designed to provide students with a robust training in ethical reasoning as it appears within a variety of applied fields, and an ability to analyze moral arguments proposed in serious discussions of any subject. This minor is designed for students concerned with ethical issues in their chosen major or intended career, especially those who wish to work on regulation, policy, and professional standards within their field or profession.

Program Highlights


What makes Applied Ethics at ODU unique?

  • Courses equip you with versatile and marketable skills, including critical thinking, excellent verbal and written communication, and problem-solving

  • Real-world experiences such as conferences, clubs, and summer programs enhance your resume

  • Passionate faculty invest in the success of every student and seek to support a diverse, and inclusive community of philosophical thinkers

Courses


What are some courses offered in Applied Ethics at ODU?

PHIL 345E:
Bioethics


An examination of the philosophical foundations of ethical decision making in biology, medicine, and the life sciences. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C.

PHIL 355E:
Cybersecurity Ethics


This course examines ethical issues relevant to computing and information technology, including: privacy; freedom of speech and content control on the Internet; individual and social responsibility; cybersecurity; cybercrimes; social impact of computers and other digital technologies; and ethical obligations of IT professionals. Students will gain a broad understanding of central issues in cyberethics and the ways that fundamental ethical theories relate to these core issues. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C.

PHIL 402:
Gender and Philosophy


A philosophical survey of approaches to understanding gender and gender differences. The course will also serve as an introduction to feminist philosophy, with a particular emphasis on feminist ethics. Prerequisites: Junior standing and three semester hours in philosophy, or permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Applied Ethics at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Applied Ethics should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all upper-level courses specified as a requirement for the minor and complete a minimum of six hours in the minor through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

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