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Ethics & Leadership Requirements

With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in Ethics and Leadership. For a complete list of courses and requirements, download the Ethics and Leadership BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).

Foundation Courses [4-7 hours]

  • Forum Seminar
  • Additional Foundation Course

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Courses in a Strand [6-9 hours]

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

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Connecting Experiences [6-9 hours]

BDP advisors assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to Ethics and Leadership.

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Integration Essay

3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.

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BDP Certificate in Ethics and Leadership

Courses counting toward a BDP in Ethics and Leadership may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.