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BA Philosophy – Ethics Emphasis

Philosophy teaches students to think critically by evaluating ideas and issues thoroughly and with careful precision. In the Philosophy – Ethics Emphasis program from University of Arizona, students take a larger proportion of classes that relate to the questions surrounding morality, legality and value theory.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August, January, May
Tuition Fee: $37,116 per year
Location: Tucson, United States

The major in the Philosophy – Ethics Emphasis program from University of Arizona will experience coursework primarily in ethics, but also in the history of philosophy; metaphysics and epistemology; and philosophy in the context of religion, culture and literature.

Ethics topics include contemporary problems in business ethics, medical ethics, scientific ethics and legal ethics, as well as intersection of ethics with neuroscience and cognitive science. History of philosophy covers ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Our course topics also include the philosophy of concepts including happiness, freedom, justice, morality, and consciousness.

Philosophy does not restrict you to a specific field after graduation because it instills problem solving, analysis, and logic skills that will be useful in a wide variety of career fields. The reading and writing foci of Philosophy help students excel in communication skills. Learning about multiple viewpoints leads students to work effectively in teams and in supervisory and administrative positions. Skills in problem-solving and analysis provide excellent foundations for executive and other leadership roles in any field.

Ethics specialists are in need because moral problems have become more complex due to the globalization of business, fast-changing government policies and law, environmental concerns, challenges in health care, and the explosive growth in digital technology. Citizens around the globe are demanding that people in key positions have formal training in ethics. Some additional suggestions for Philosophy graduates could be in advocacy, mediation, communications, education, or policy-making. Philosophy students who complete the Ethics track are well prepared to pursue graduate work in philosophy, business or public policy; and the philosophy major continues to rank among the top preferred majors for law school.

Courses include:

  • Business Ethics
  • Law and Morality
  • God and the Problem of Evil
  • Metaphysics/Epistemology
  • Logic

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