WHAT You’ll LEARN
- Analyze, understand, and integrate the challenging issues facing society as a result of advances in medicine, health, and science
- Moral, cultural, and historical issues at the intersection of life sciences and humanities
WHO YOU COULD BE
- Clinical research coordinator
- Environmental scientist
- Community housing specialist
- Family nurse practitioner
- Physical therapist
Is it ethical to genetically enhance humans to be “better than well”? Should we keep someone on life support in order to gestate her fetus? What is brain death anyway? What do we owe the starving poor? Explore these questions—and other challenging issues facing society as a result of advances in medicine, health, and science—in the interdisciplinary program of bioethics.
The program is unique at Puget Sound and rare among liberal arts colleges. Students analyze moral, cultural, and historical issues at the intersection of life sciences and humanities. Topics include regenerative medicine and human stem cell research, global health, race, culture, gender and health care, global warming, genetic screening, human population growth, embryology, reproduction, death and dying, and neuroscience. Faculty members from several departments provide the cross-disciplinary perspective that is the hallmark of this concentration.