Bioethics (Minor)

Program Description

Bioethics is the interdisciplinary study of ethical issues arising in health care, the biological sciences, and emerging technologies. Scientific advancements and rapid technological change result in — and hence require — a range of difficult ethical decisions, and it is vital that people are equipped to think clearly and critically about the social, moral, and political issues involved. 

The bioethics minor is intended for students with a wide variety of academic interests and career goals. It is particularly suitable for those pursuing careers in medicine, public policy, law, bioengineering, the life sciences, public health, journalism, and philosophy. Courses will address foundational moral questions concerning life in all its forms together with specific case studies.


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