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Ethics is needed in every career, industry, and field. At the University of Richmond, all students can engage with ethics through both curricular and co-curricular programming. 

Ethics & the Humanities

The University of Richmond offers both a major and a minor in Philosophy. Ethical analysis can be applied to all areas of the humanities, such as historical inquiry, literature, and religion. For example, a Theatre class might examine ethics in relation to diversity and gender politics, and a Languages, Literatures, and Cultures class may study the moral implications of the Holocaust. 

Ethics & the Social Sciences

Students think about how and to what end we study people and society. In the classroom, students explore topics like professional ethics, field methods, policy, and law. Examples include a Business Administration or MBA class in the Robins School of Business looking at business ethics, a University of Richmond Law class examining ethics related to environmental policy and law, and an SPCS class analyzing ethics as they apply to emergency services.

Ethics & the Sciences

Ethics is required to think about how science is conducted and consider the potential future impacts of scientfic exploration. The Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the School of Arts & Sciences partner for the Science Leadership Scholars program. Through the program, students connect ethics and leadership studies with their interests in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, geography, mathematical economics, mathematics, physics, or psychology.

Co-curricular Opportunities

College Fellows Programs

Assistant Debate Coach: Zach Perry

Ethics Bowl
Coach: Jessica Flanigan

Phi Sigma Tau - National Philosophy Honor Society
Advisor: Geoff Goddu