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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Programs for Students

Programs for Students

SCU undergraduate and graduate students work in the Center's many program areas.

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.

Co-curricular Activities

Center fellowships and internships allow students to pursue interests in almost any area of ethics, including business, the environment, engineering, and health care.

Ethics Bowl
A debate group on ethical issues, the Ethics Bowl team competes regionally and nationally.

Hackworth Grants
Hackworth grants are available to students doing research on ethics and may include money for travel, supplies, and fees.

The Big Q
SCU students engage their classmates in a dialogue about ethical issues in the everyday lives of college students, both online and on-campus.

Core Curriculum
SCU's ethics requirement includes classes in all schools and disciplines.

Ethics Pathway
Students may follow a four-course sequence of classes to deepen their knowledge of ethics, especially in their chosen field.

The Center offers a rich menu of talks, workshops, and presentations. 

Ethics Prizes
Graduating seniors are honored for excellence in ethics research or practice.

Student Government Ethics
Developed by a member of SCU's student government, these resources include case studies and sample codes of ethics.

The Big Q Blog