Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Bioethics

Completion of six units to include:

  1. BIOL 101 or 111. These courses can satisfy the Natural Scientific Core.
  2. BIOE/REL 292.
  3. Three elective units at the 200-level or above drawn from at least two of the three elective categories: Scientific, Ethical, and Hu-manities & Social Sciences. Elective options are listed below.
  4. BIOE 400 Bioethics Integration Seminar

Scientific

  • BIO 311 Genetics
  • BIO 362 Nanobiology
  • BIO 370 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 375 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 404 Molecular Biology
  • BIO 441 Cancer Biology
  • EXSC 331 Scientific Writing in Exercise Science
  • NRSC 201 Foundations of Neuroscience
  • PSYC 312 Applied Psychological Measurement
  • PSYC 320 Psychological Disorders
  • PSYC 371 Cognition and Aging

Ethical

  • CONN 393 The Cognitive Foundations of Morality and Religion*
  • PHIL 280 Social & Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 281 Moral Philosophy
  • PHIL 285 Environmental Ethics
  • REL 265 Thinking Ethically
  • STS 333 Evolution and Ethics*
  • STS 388 The Ethics of Human Enhancement

Humanities & Social Sciences

  • BUS 478 Environmental Law
  • CONN 303 Art-Science: Inquiry into the Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology*
  • CONN 320 Health and Medicine*
  • CONN 387 Never-Never Land*
  • CONN 478 Animals, Law, and Society*
  • ECON 325 Environmental Economics and Policy
  • ENGL 348 Illness and Narrative
  • IPE 331 The International Political Economy of Food and Hunger
  • IPE 389 Global Struggles Over Intellectual Property*
  • SOAN 225 Asian Medical Systems
  • SOAN 360 Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • SOAN 370 Disability, Identity, and Power
  • STS 301 Technology and Culture
  • STS 318 Science and Gender*
  • STS 366 History of Medicine

* Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.

Notes

  1. BIOE/REL 292 is a prerequisite for BIOE 400.
  2. Students who have credit for either SSI1/SSI2 150 or SSI1 173 and are interested in the Bioethics emphasis should consult with the program director.
  3. For science majors, only one scientific elective may count unless special exception is granted from the Advisory Committee.