The Ethics Program at Villanova University's principle role is the administration of Ethics 2050: "The Good Life and Contemporary Moral Problems." In addition, the program oversees and administers a concentration and a minor in ethics.
The university believes issues of ethics and values are at the heart of every human endeavor. In addition to regular requirements in the sciences and humanities, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Villanova Business School require each student to take a special interdisciplinary course—ETH 2050—typically in their sophomore year. The purpose of this course is to give students the opportunity to examine and discuss both ethical theories and their applications to contemporary moral issues. This course is designed to contribute to the implementation of Villanova's mission statement, which states that, as a Catholic insitution, Villanova both emphasizes the values of the Jewish and Christian humanistic traditions and concerns itself with all value systems.