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The bioethics minor is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for public discourse and input on issues of bioethical importance, with an emphasis on the sanctity of human life. The minor provides interested students with a foundation for theoretical and applied bioethics from both Christian and secular viewpoints.

Students in the following majors should consider the bioethics minor:

  • Pre-Health Professions students (medicine, nursing, allied health)
  • Psychology and Social Work
  • Bible Majors
  • Any other interested students

Program Requirements

Course requirements for the bioethics minor involve 16.5-17.5 semester hours including:

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
BEPH-2250 Ethics 3
BEPH-2200 Introduction to Philosophy 3
GBIO-1000 Principles of Biology (or higher-level biology course) 3.5
GBIO-4700 Bioethics Colloquium 1
Human Studies Elective (select one)
GBIO-2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO-3450 Human Structure and Function I 4
PYCH-1600 General Psychology 3
ANTH-1800 Cultural Anthropology 3
Bioethics Elective (select one)
BIO-4710 Principles of Bioethics 3
GBIO-2720 Bioethics and the Human Experience 3