Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Ethics, Minor

Philosophy encourages you to critically examine what passes as "common knowledge," formulate well-reasoned positions on important issues, and express your ideas clearly and carefully. The Philosophy program at SRU fosters excellence in reading, writing, critical thinking, and ethical deliberation. SRU philosophy students have won more top awards at the annual statewide Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies (IAPRS) than any other university within the PA State System of Higher Education.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Required Courses
PHIL 113Formal Logic3
PHIL 123Ethics3
Select two of the following:6
Environmental Ethics
Medical/Health Care Ethics
Business Ethics
Ethics, Technology, and the Future
Select one of the following:3
World Religions
Philosophy in Literature
American Philosophy
Philosophy of Human Existence
Select one of the following courses (course cannot be reused from above):3
Environmental Ethics
Medical/Health Care Ethics
Business Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law and Justice
Philosophy of Gender and Sex
Ethics, Technology, and the Future
Asian Philosophy
Total Hours18

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Fall 2020.
Revised 12-2019
UCC 12.3.19