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Honours B.A. with Major in Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues

School of Ethics, Social Justice and Public Service

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Admission applications for September 2024 are now accepted.

Program description

In this program, you’ll explore emerging social challenges and determine the best course of action from a practical and moral point of view.

This includes

Identifying and understanding social issues and their ethical aspects
Evaluating a range of responses to those issues
Designing political and policy interventions guided by moral arguments
Making decisions that lead to more ethical outcomes
The program incorporates aspects of ethics, political science and policy studies to create a well-rounded and practical foundation for future leaders and decision-makers.

The knowledge and skills gained in this program can be applied to a number of current issues. For example, encouraging ethical media practices, guiding ethical principles in emerging technologies, and developing policies that benefit people and the environment.

Who Should Apply?

This program welcomes all individuals who are kept up at night by the daily news but who hold out hope that the world can be improved through practical reasoning.

Internships and Research Opportunities

As a student, you will gain real-world experience with two internships in the public service and/or non-governmental organizations.

In partnership with the school’s Research Centre in Public Ethics and Governance, this program also offers you the unique opportunity to work with professors and contribute to ongoing research projects.

Admission Details

Registration: Full-time and part-time
Program length: 8 trimesters or 4 years (full-time)
Program delivery method: Some courses are also available online.
Language: This program is also available in French.
For more detailed information, please click here.

A student enrolled in the Public Ethics (Honours Bachelor of Arts with Major) program may add a complementary minor or major, according to the student’s particular interests and requirements.

Scholarship Opportunities

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a number of scholarships.

This diploma is jointly offered with uOttawa.