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General Certificate in Practical Ethics

Note: For purposes of meeting certificate requirements, all foundations courses will count as six credits.

York University students may earn a General Certificate in Practical Ethics in addition to fulfilling the requirements for a bachelor's degree. Practical ethics is an exciting new area of multidisciplinary study and research which provides the opportunity to apply ethical concepts and principles to contemporary social issues. The courses offered as part of the General Certificate in Practical Ethics enable students to address questions of applied ethics and public policy in the fields of anthropology, economics, environmental studies, humanities, philosophy, political science, social science and sociology.

To qualify for the General Certificate in Practical Ethics, students must complete 24 credits and the cumulative grade point average on these 24 credits must be at least 5.0 (C+). Course requirements for the General Certificate in Practical Ethics are as follows:

  • AS/PHIL 2070 3.0 and AS/PHIL 2075 3.0 (or equivalents);
  • and 18 additional credits from the list of designated courses, of which, at least six credits must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level. These 18 credits must be chosen so as to ensure a focus.

A maximum of six credits may be taken at the 1000 level. 12 of the 24 credits must be taken outside the Philosophy Department.

Students must register for the certificate, and written approval of a member of the advisory group for the certificate must be obtained. Such approval is conditional on the student submitting an acceptable written justification of their intended course selection. Equivalent courses must be approved by the coordinator. Students must indicate their intention to pursue the certificate by completing an enrolment form available from the Philosophy Department.

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