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The bioethics minor is designed to inform students of the new issues facing the health professions and society as a result of advances in medicine and changing attitudes toward health care and delivery. It encourages and prepares students to analyze and understand the ethical and moral dimensions of problems about human experimentation, genetic screening, and death and dying. It also explores how cultural and historical factors contribute to the ways in which our society deals with health and health care provision. The faculty of the program are drawn from several schools and departments; together they provide a cross-disciplinary perspective.

Bioethics Minor

Students who have at least a 3.25 GPA may apply for admission to the program. Application forms may be obtained from the School of Religion, Room 328, Taper Hall of Humanities.

Four courses are required for the bioethics minor; not less than a grade of B must be earned in each course. Students are required to take REL 460 and three courses from the following: GERO 437, GERO 475, HIST 330, HP 422, OT 375, POSC 333, REL 319, REL 360, SOCI 475.

For completion, 16 upper division units are required.