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Ethics and Leadership Overview

In the interest of educating thoughtful and responsible leaders, the BDP in Ethics and Leadership brings together resources from across campus to allow students to examine these complex phenomena from an interdisciplinary perspective. With courses relevant to health care, business, politics, law, engineering, and the media, the Ethics and Leadership BDP can complement a range of majors and interests. Through the connecting experiences component of the BDP, students may work with community and professional organizations or bring their interdisciplinary expertise to faculty research in areas such as public policy, advertising, and bio-ethics. Five interdisciplinary areas of study allow students to focus their exploration:

  • Business Ethics
  • Ethics of Health Care
  • Media, Ethics, and Public Policy
  • Social Justice, Politics, and Law
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Ethics

To learn more about each strand, download the Ethics & Leadership Strand Descriptions (PDF).

An interdisciplinary faculty panel guides students in choosing courses and identifying research and internship experiences that allow them to connect the challenges of ethical leadership to their majors and career goals.