Bioethics Minor

The Bioethics Minor is designed to support and further undergraduate students’ learning about the ethical issues surrounding advances in biology and medicine. As a subfield of ethics, bioethics explores the moral landscapes related to the life sciences, hence offering students the opportunity to engage key issues ranging from clinical medical ethics, the boundaries of life, biotechnology, health care resources, human subjects research, human enhancement, etc.

As an interdisciplinary study, bioethics draws from a diversity of fields for courses that illustrate the social, political, moral, and humanistic context surrounding medicine and healthcare. Students seeking graduate work and/or careers in any of the health professions will benefit from this minor. Equally, students in the humanities who wish to understand the social and cultural dimensions of healthcare ethics beyond professional scientific and medical knowledge will benefit from the Bioethics Minor.

Dana Howard, PhD, MS

Dr. Dana Howard

  • Director, Bioethics Undergraduate Programs
 Abraham Graber, PhD

Dr. Abe Graber

  • Assistant Director, Bioethics Undergraduate Programs

Bioethics Minor at a Glance

15 Hours

  • 9 hrs. Bioethics, 6 hrs. electives 

2.0 cGPA

  • 6+ hours at 3000+ level

See the Minor Guide for full information

How Do I Declare the Bioethics Minor?

  1. Review the Bioethics Minor Guide
  2. Complete the Bioethics Minor Form
  3. Email to
  4. After approval, submit with your advisor

Guide   Form

Questions? Contract Anna Meurer at

Undergraduate Course Offerings

Undergraduate Course Offerings