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Why minor in ethics at North Central College?

Ethics students seek to explore the moral ideas that shape society. In an ethics minor, you’ll become an excellent writer, speaker and critical thinker. A minor in ethics complements any major, and students are equipped for several different opportunities when they graduate, including graduate school or a career in business, law, medicine, religion or science.

At North Central College, you will learn how to recognize the moral challenges and questions in daily life. Ultimately, you will challenge and be challenged to live a more principled life. Overall, in this program you will develop the reasoning skills needed to succeed in any career you choose.


  • Challenging established views using logic and reason
  • Examining the moral dilemmas that will face you in your future career
  • Thinking critically about the ethical implications of personal decisions and social policies

then a minor in ETHICS might be for you.

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In the Classroom

Coursework topics:

  • 20th Century Philosophy
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethical Theory
  • Ethics
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Professional Ethics

Beyond the Classroom

As an ethics minor, you can:

  • Apply for internships and jobs through robust faculty and alumni networks or the Center for Career and Professional Development.  
  • Get involved politically through NCC College Democrats or Republicans or Student Governing Association.
  • Receive individualized coaching with our nationally ranked speech and debate team.

Ethics Minor

Ethics explores fundamental questions about right and wrong and ultimately asks what it means to live a good life. Students use critical thinking skills to apply ethical theories to real life dilemmas. An ethics minor can be integrated with any major and benefits graduates seeking to understand the ethical dilemmas in their personal and professional lives.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Philosophy and Religious Studies.

A minimum of 20 credit hours, including:

Required Courses

History of Philosophy

One of the following:

Applied Ethics

Two of the following:

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