Diploma in Ethics
The Diploma in Ethics
The program consists of five full-course equivalents. Students are required to complete four
The Diploma in Ethics is open to anyone who has completed a three or
Students must have a 3 or
The program consists of 5.0 courses:
0.5 course: Philosophy 2700F/G
1.5 courses in Applied Ethics from: Philosophy 2701E, 2702F/G, 2703F/G, 2710F/G, 2715F/G, 2720F/G, 2810F/G
3.0 courses in Ethics at the 2000 level or higher. While the offerings in ethics vary from year to year, typical course selections include, but are not limited to Philosophy 2023, 2033A/B, 2070E, 2071E, 2073F/G, 2074F/G, 2077F/G, 2080,2370F/G, 2630F/G, 2710F/G, 2715F/G, 2730F/G, 2800F/G, 2801F/G, 2810F/G, 2821F/G, 2822F/G, 3170F/G, 3180F/G, 3700E, 3710F/G, 3720F/G, 3810F/G,4071F/G, 4072F/G, 4730F/G
NOTE: All Diploma students must take 5.0 courses as outlined in the program requirements. Courses taken as part of an undergraduate degree may not count towards the fulfillment of these requirements. Students who have satisfied any of the Diploma in Ethics requirements prior to entering the Diploma in Ethics program must consult with the Department of Philosophy to make appropriate course substitutions.
A student must maintain at least a 70% average and obtain a mark of not less than 60% in each course to remain in the program.
To qualify for the Diploma in Ethics a student must complete the prescribed program of studies with at least a 70% average and a mark of not less than 60% in each course.
How to Apply
Students who have previously graduated from Western must:
- Apply to be accepted in the Diploma in Ethics program by submitting the Diploma in Ethics Application form to the Department of Philosophy
- Once accepted, complete a Change of Status Form in the Department.
Students who have been awarded a first degree equivalent to at least a 15-course degree at Western with a minimum overall average of C (60% in the context of Western's grading system) are eligible to apply for admission to take courses for credit as Special Students.
Students who are graduates of another University must apply to Undergraduate Admissions by submitting an application form to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre in Guelph. Application deadlines are listed below.
Once admitted to Western as a Special Student, students must apply to be accepted in the Diploma in Ethics program by submitting the Diploma in Ethics Application form to the Department of Philosophy. Once accepted, complete a Change of Status Form in the Department.
Students who are currently attending Western as Special Students must apply to be accepted in the Diploma in Ethics program by submitting the Diploma in Ethics Application form to Department of Philosophy, and contact Mrs. B. Barratt in order to complete an Intent to Register form (signed by both the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Philosophy). Students will be adjudicated for eligibility once final grades are available for the current year.
June 1: Full-time studies commencing in September
July 1: Part-time studies for fall/winter day, evening and distance courses. Deadlines for part-time vary depending on the program and session.
May 15: Full-time and part-time studies for International Students
Contacts for Admissions and Application Procedures
Sarah Murdoch, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Stevenson Hall 3148
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85741
Devin Henry, Undergraduate Chair
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85876
Ben Hakala, Academic Counsellor