The ethics programming at UVU has been nationally recognized as one of the top programs in the country by both the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Association of Community Colleges. One of the main components of the ethics program is the required Ethics and Values course offered through the Department of Philosophy & Humanities. 

First, students are expected to obtain ethical literacy. Well-educated students should know the seminal works in ethics and understand the various approaches to moral dilemmas.

Second, the course contains a strong interdisciplinary component. As the institution's core humanities requirement, the course integrates the disciplines of philosophy, history, religion, and literature. 

Third, the inclusion of a strong writing component helps students articulate diverse theories and ethical perspectives.

Fourth, collaborative learning is encouraged to help students engage ethical issues through conversation and dialogue. 

Fifth, critical thinking skills are developed to help student analyze and rationally defend ethical arguments.