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Program Overview

Program Overview

Dive even deeper into the philosophical questions of life. Understand not only behaviors but the motivations behind them and the internal decisions that cause them. Developed with a Christian foundation, our Applied Ethics minor will allow you to consider these complex questions in a safe, explorative setting. Our experienced faculty will guide you through the history of ethical principles and how we engage with them today. Grasp these concepts in order to better understand yourself and the world around you.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements



Choose one of the following courses:

  • LUHP 2003 - Great Ideas in Philosophy
  • PL 1003 - Introduction to Philosophy

Specific Courses Required:

  • BI 1073 - The Story of Jesus
  • BI 1093 - The Story of Israel
  • BI 4213 - Biblical Ethics
  • PL 3433 - Ethical Theory
  • PL 366V - Business and Professional Ethics (3 hours)
Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Service learning

We provide you the opportunity to enhance your academic understanding by applying what you’ve learned in class to service projects that benefit our community. Before graduation, you’ll participate in at least two SALT (Serving and Learning Together) projects.


Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Our Faculty

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    J. Caleb Clanton


    J. Caleb Clanton is University Research Professor and professor of philosophy and has served as the head of the philosophy program at Lipscomb University since 2012. He taught previously at...

    Meet J. Caleb Clanton
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    Lee Mayo


    Lee Mayo has been teaching at Lipscomb since 2013. His research centers primarily on the history and philosophy of science. Publications: 2019. On the Possibilities of Reconciling the Genesis Account of...

    Meet Lee Mayo

Career Paths


Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. They use their findings to help improve processes and behaviors.

Directors, religious activities and education

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.


Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.