Lehigh’s undergraduate minor in ethics enables students to think carefully and critically about a wide variety of controversial issues, from the use of military drones and self-driving cars to the protection of our environment and personal data; from issues of human well-being and justice (e.g. in healthcare, immigration and the economy) to the social problems of racism, sexism and Islamophobia. The interdisciplinary minor requires a core course that provides students with a robust foundation and critical reasoning tools for identifying and addressing ethical issues and challenges. Each semester ethics courses are offered in departments across the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics and the Rossin College of Engineering.
Elective courses in the minor enable students to apply the skills of ethical inquiry and reasoning to specific issues arising in a wide variety of areas and professional fields including legal, medical and business.