General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) three units of the minor be taken in residence at the University of Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor; and 3) all courses taken for the minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the minor degree requirements listed below.
Requirements for the Minor in Bioethics
Completion of six units to include:
- One unit of BIOL 101, 102, or 111 (these courses can satisfy the Natural Scientific Core requirement), or the AP equivalent.
- BIOE/REL 292 or BIOE/PHIL 292.
- Three elective units distributed as follows: Scientific (up to 1 course), Ethical (up to 2 courses), and Humanities & Social Sciences (up to 2 courses).
- BIOE 400 Bioethics Integration Seminar.
- BIOE/REL 292 or BIOE/PHIL 292 is a prerequisite for BIOE 392 and 400.
- Students who study abroad may apply one approved course toward the elective requirement unless an exception is granted by the Program Director.
BIOL 212 Cell Biology
BIOL 213 Genetics
BIOL 361 Biochemical Pathways and Processes
BIOL 362 Nanobiology
BIOL 370 Conservation Biology
BIOL 375 Developmental Biology
BIOL 404 Molecular Biology
CONN 410 Science and Economics of Climate Change
EXSC 424 Recent Advances in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Neuroplasticity
NRSC 201 Introduction to Neuroscience
NRSC 450 Senior Seminar: Special Topics in Neuroscience
PSYC 312 Applied Psychological Measurement
PSYC 320 Psychological Disorders
AFAM/REL 265 What is Justice?
BIOE/REL 255 Pandemic Ethics, Laws, and Health Inequities
BIOE/REL 272 Public Health Ethics
BIOE 350 Clinical Bioethics
BIOE 392 Practicum: Clinical Bioethics
CONN 393 The Cognitive Foundations of Morality and Religion Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.
PG 348/PHIL 378 Philosophy of Law
PHIL 105 Neuroethics and Human Enhancement
PHIL 250 Moral Philosophy
PHIL 285 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 286 Ethics, Data, and Artificial Intelligence
PHIL 370 Social and Political Philosophy
REL 298 Reproductive Ethics
STHS 333 Evolution and Ethics Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.
Humanities & Social Sciences
AFAM 366/GQS 366/PG 366 Disorienting Histories: Reproductive Justice in the Post-Roe United States
BUS 478 Environmental Law
COMM 352 Health Communication Campaigns
CONN 320 Health and Medicine Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.
CONN 357 Exploring Animal Minds Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.
CONN 387 Never-Never Land Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.
CONN 478 Animals, Law, and Society Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.
ECON 225 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
ECON/ENVR 327 Climate Change: Economics, Policy, and Politics
ENGL 348 Illness and Narrative: Discourses of Disease
ENGL 374 Literature and the Environment
IPE 331 International Political Economy of Food and Agriculture
IPE 389 Global Struggles Over Intellectual Property Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.
PG/PHIL 390 Gender and Philosophy
PHIL 230 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 389 Race and Philosophy
REL 204 Religions of the Book
SOAN 360 Sociology of Health and Medicine
SOAN 365 Global Health
SOAN 370 Disability, Identity, and Power
STHS 318 Science and Gender Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.
STHS 330 Evolution and Society Since Darwin Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.
STHS 366 Medicine in the United States: Historical Perspectives
STHS 375 Science, Technology, and Politics Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.