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Professional Studies Option

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 Keystone/General Education Course 3
or PHIL 12 Symbolic Logic Keystone/General Education Course
+ 9 credits of 200-level courses
Select one of the following: 3
Philosophy of Law
Business Ethics
Ethics
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.