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Professional Ethics

Position yourself as a thoughtful and responsible leader in whichever career path you pursue by earning a credential that certifies your training in ethics.

Why Study Professional Ethics?

With a certificate in professional ethics, you will learn to think creatively and collaborate effectively to solve the problems of our ever-changing world. The professional ethics certificate was developed for students who are interested in sustained attention to ethics because of their commitment to personal values, their desire to promote the civic life of their communities or to be prepared to assume leadership positions in the professional workplace. It is designed for a broad range of professions, including business, politics, law, nursing, social work, counseling and teaching.

Degrees & Offerings

Professional Ethics

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Through the professional ethics certificate, you will take courses surrounding a range of topics including ethics, law and society, which will provide insight into becoming a responsible professional.

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With qualities like small class sizes, specialized programs and incredible student opportunities, USD is not your typical university. What makes us unique is what makes your education exceptional.

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Our faculty are experts in their fields, bringing practical experience in professional ethics, civic engagement and philosophy to the classroom.
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