The Center for Ethics in the Professions promotes cooperation between academic disciplines and emphasizes the ethical dimensions involved in the sciences and in the science based professions. Founded in 1987 as the Center for the Philosophy and History of Science and Technology, the recent name change reflects the breadth of the Center's scope.

The purpose of The Center for Ethics in the Professions is to expose university students to the importance of approaching their professional problems and tasks with philosophical depth and the critical and analytical skills that denote a person of dignity, intelligence, and self-understanding.

Areas of Research:

Philosophy of Science Professional and Occupational Ethics

Philosophy of Biology

Philosophy of Mathematics Clinical Medical Ethics
Philosophy of Psychology Business Ethics
Philosophy of Physics Engineering Ethics
Philosophy of Science (General) Environmental Ethics
Agricultural Ethics (in progress)

Philosophy of Technology

Nursing Ethics (in progress)