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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Arts and Humanities
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Leverage ethical theories in real-world scenarios.

How do the principles of ethics play out in modern situations? If you find yourself seeking the answer to this question, a highly interdisciplinary Online Certificate in Theoretical and Applied Ethics may be a great fit for you.

Through UCF Online’s program, you’ll be able to study the topic of ethics broadly, or you may focus on a specific topic to meet your particular interests or goals. Available areas of specialization within our online ethics courses are vast and include philosophy, art, science, healthcare, business, education, criminal justice and politics, among others. With your certificate, you’ll be armed with the critical thinking and moral reasoning skills you need to bring your knowledge to your specific industry.

Coursework includes topics such as digital ethics, law and ethics, the administration of justice, environmental philosophy and much more. You must have a bachelor’s degree to apply. Begin earning your ethics certification online today.

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Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Theoretical and Applied Ethics

A seminar in theoretical and applied ethics with emphasis on application in professional fields.

A seminar exploring the relationship between ethics and epistemology with application to social concerns.

This course is a critical examination of the nature and scope of the digital and its ethical implications for social structures and institutions, and human and nonhuman nature.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Develop ethics literacy by applying ethical theories and principles to complex contemporary situations
  • Master analytical writing and speaking skills related to ethical inquiry.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2021 - 2031

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

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  • research associate