Certificate Requirements

This course set leads to a certificate only. If you’re interested in applying these credits toward a UW-Stout degree, please visit the degree programs website.

Professional Benefits

  • Enhance your degree with ethics education
  • Open to all majors
  • Diverse course options
  • Real-world ethical experiences


  • Describe foundations of ethics and ethical theory
  • Identify multiple ethical frameworks and theories
  • Communicate how standards of professional ethics apply to the student's intended career
  • Examine and apply ethical theories related to decisions about self, society, technology use, food, sustainability, research, and other areas
  • Articulate ethical decision-making processes
  • Provide and defend coherent and compelling reasons justifying personal ethical stances and decisions
  • Embody and encourage individual, professional, and civic responsibility to promote ethical leadership
  • Engage in productive and constructive ethical debate in a multi-cultural and globally diffused environment

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Buchanan, Certificate Adviser
University of Wisconsin-Stout
PO Box 790
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715-232-2477
Email: buchanane@uwstout.edu 

Center for Applied Ethics