About the Certificate

Designed especially for students outside of philosophy (but open to any student meeting the requirements), the Ethics Certificate combines a core set of philosophy courses with a focus in one of five other areas (streams). Students may also design their own stream in consultation with the Ethics Certificate Advisor (see sidebar at right).

Students may gain entry to any of the Certificate's philosophy courses by taking one of:  PHIL 120W, 121 or 221. 

For complete requirements, please see the calendar entry for the ethics certificate.

Certificate Streams

Students may select one of the five following streams, or devise their own in consultation with the Philosophy Undergrad Chair. A student may select any stream he or she is interested in, provided that the appropriate prerequisites (and any department requirements) are met.

Concentration in Ethics, Justice and Law

The stream is primarily for students in the School of Criminology, or those who are majoring in political science who wish to focus their studies around issues of ethics and justice as it relates to law.

Concentration in Ethics, Business and Economics

This stream is intended for students in the Beedie School of Business, or those who are majoring in economics.

Concentration in Ethics and Global Justice

This stream is intended primarily for students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or the Faculty of Health Sciences who wish to focus their studies around issues of justice in an international and multicultural context.

Concentration in Ethics and the Environment

This stream is intended for students in the Faculty of Environment or students majoring in biological sciences or economics who wish to add a concentration in ethics to their studies. The SA and GSWS courses also opens this stream to Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students and the broader University community.

Concentration in Ethics and Health

This stream is intended for students in the Faculty of Health Sciences who are interested in focusing their studies around ethical issues in health, life and death.

Certificate Courses and Requirements

For a complete list of the certificate requirements and the approved courses, please consult the calendar entry.

The Ethics Certificate Advisor (see sidebar at right) can help with course selection and certificate planning.

Certificate FAQs

  1. Can I use courses that count toward this Certificate to count toward another Certificate?

    No. A course used in one certificate does not count in satisfaction for another certificate at SFU.
       
  2. Can I use courses that count toward this Certificate to count toward my minor, major, and other degree requirements?

    Yes, courses used for the certificate may also count for your degree requirements.

 

Program Advisor, Ethics Certificate

Dr. Evan Tiffany
office: WMC 5652
email: etiffany at sfu.ca
phone: 778.782.4482
fax: 778.782.4443

Dr. Tiffany can advise on course selection and certificate options. To declare the certificate, please see Mrs. Bologea (contact details below).

Undergraduate Advisor

Mrs. Laura Bologea
office: WMC 4625
email: philmgr at sfu.ca
phone: 778.782.4852
fax: 778.782.4443

Mrs. Bologea handles program declarations, course enrollments and withdrawals, program requirements, general advising and administrative issues. You can e-mail for an appointment or drop-in (don't forget to bring your advising transcript). E-mail is the preferred form of communication and will be answered promptly (include student ID#).