This option provides students with a concentration in philosophical issues and dimensions in the theory and practice of the professions of agriculture, business, engineering, journalism, law, and medicine and health care. It is designed for all students seeking a foundation in the philosophical dimensions of these professions, including students who wish to combine humanistic study with career or further educational goals in these fields.
|ADDITIONAL COURSES (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER)|
|Select 6 credits in philosophy at the 00 or 100 level||6|
|PHIL 10||Critical Thinking||3|
|or PHIL 12||Symbolic Logic|
|+ 9 credits of 200-level courses|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Philosophy of Law|
|Medical and Health Care Ethics|
|Ethics in Science and Engineering|
|The Interrelation of Science, Philosophy, and Religion|
|SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER)|
|Select 9 credits at the 400 level in a professional area outside philosophy, in consultation with adviser||9|
How to Declare
You can declare the Professional Studies Option through your Student Center in Lion PATH. You can view a tutorial using this link: https://tutorials.lionpath.psu.edu/public/UpdateAcademics/. Please make sure you meet with an adviser to ensure appropriate course selection.