The Minor in Bioethics and Society offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the various moral, social, political, and conceptual issues that arise at the ever changing intersection of the life sciences, health, and society.
The minor requires students to take a total of six courses (24 quarter hours) and, in addition, obtain certification in research ethics:
- Students must choose one of three foundational bioethics courses:
Note: Only one of these courses may be counted towards satisfaction of the requirement for the minor.
- Students must complete the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) research ethics training (or produce a current certificate of training in this area).
- Students must take a total of four courses, in addition to the foundational bioethics course, in accordance with the following distribution:
- One Ethical Theory Course:
- One Religious Ethics Course:
- One Health Science Course:
- One Sociology Course
Note: Other courses may be substituted for those listed here at the discretion of the Director of the minor if the focus of the specific class is deemed appropriate to satisfy the distribution requirements of the minor.
- Finally, students must take the minor capstone course: