Programs for Students
Whether you're considering the fairness of capital punishment or your roommate's right to hang a poster you disagree with, as a student at Santa Clara University, you're going to be thinking about ethics.
Every undergraduate takes at least one course in ethics. At the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, we also offer a rich program of events on ethics in almost any field you can think of, and we engage students in peer-led dialogue about ethics in everyday life.
Center fellowships and internships allow you to pursue your interests in almost any area of ethics, including business, the environment, engineering, and health care.
Hackworth grants are available to students doing research on ethics and may include money for travel, supplies, and fees.
Our Big Q project sparks dialogue on ethical issues in the everyday lives of college students, both online and on-campus.
SCU's ethics requirement includes classes in all schools and disciplines.
Follow a four-course sequence of classes to deepen your knowledge of ethics, especially in your chosen field.
The Big Q Blog
Lessons from Psychology, Marketing, and Computer Engineering
Leah Emery, Tiffany Lu, and Jonny Sofer share what they learned about ethics from their time at SCU.
Do we have a duty to do either?
Being informed as a college student in the 2016 presidential election.
Are they the same?
The ethical difference between being nice and being kind.