College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Ethical issues are important to many human activities, fields of inquiry, and professions. Indeed, one of the Student Learning Outcomes of Butler University is that “students will make informed, rational, and ethical choices.” Knowledge of ethics will be beneficial as a complement to a major in many different areas, to their post-bachelor education (law, medicine, political science, etc.), to their careers (government, business, etc.), and, more broadly, to finding their way in life. Since ethical issues are addressed across the curriculum, appropriate courses in other disciplines can also count toward the Ethics minor.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • AR 231-PL, Principles of Reasoning
  • PL339, Philosophy and Literature
  • PL343, Philosophy of Science
  • PL345, Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
  • PL348, Philosophy of Feminism
  • PL363, Biomedical Ethics

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.