Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Bioethics

Completion of six units to include:

  1. One unit of BIOL 101, 102, or 111 (these courses can satisfy the Natural Scientific Core requirement), or the AP equivalent.
  2. BIOE/REL 292 or BIOE/PHIL 292.
  3. Three elective units distributed as follows: Scientific (up to 1 course), Ethical (up to 2 courses), and Humanities & Social Sciences (up to 2 courses).
  4. BIOE 400 Bioethics Integration Seminar.

Scientific

  • BIOL 212 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 213 Genetics
  • 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 Neuroplasticity
  • NRSC 201 Foundations of Neuroscience
  • NRSC 450 Seminar in Neuroscience
  • PSYC 312 Applied Psychological Measurement
  • PSYC 320 Psychological Disorders
  • PSYC 371 Cognition and Aging

Ethical

  • BIOE 350 Clinical Bioethics
  • BIOE 392 Practicum: Clinical Bioethics
  • CONN 393 The Cognitive Foundations of Morality and Religion*
  • PHIL 105 Neuroethics and Human Enhancement
  • PHIL 250 Moral Philosophy
  • PHIL 285 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 370 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 378 Philosophy of Law
  • REL 265 Thinking Ethically
  • REL 320 Reproductive Ethics
  • STS 333 Evolution and Ethics*

Humanities & Social Sciences

  • BUS 478 Environmental Law
  • COMM 252 Health Communication Campaigns
  • CONN 320 Health and Medicine*
  • CONN 357 Animal Minds*
  • CONN 387 Never-Never Land*
  • CONN 478 Animals, Law, and Society*
  • ECON 225 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • ENGL 348 Illness and Narrative: Discourses of Disease
  • ENGL 374 Literature and the Environment
  • IPE 331 The International Political Economy of Food and Agriculture
  • IPE 389 Global Struggles over Intellectual Property*
  • PHIL 230 Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 389 Race & Philosophy
  • PHIL 390 Gender & Philosophy
  • REL 204 Religions of the Book
  • SOAN 225 Asian Medical Systems
  • SOAN 360 Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • SOAN 365 Global Health
  • SOAN 370 Disability, Identity, and Power
  • STS 318 Science and Gender*
  • STS 330 Evolution and Society Since Darwin*
  • STS 366 History of Medicine
  • STS 375 Science and Politics*

* Can also satisfy the Connections core requirement.

For complete descriptions of the elective courses, please consult the relevant departments in which these courses appear.

Notes

  1. BIOE/REL 292 or BIOE/PHIL 292 is a prerequisite for BIOE 392 and 400.
  2. Students who study abroad may apply one approved course toward the elective requirement unless an exception is granted by the Program Director.