Bioethics, Minor

The Penn Bioethics minor is designed to give students a broad overview of the methods, core content areas and central ethical questions in the field of bioethics. The Bioethics minor is a interdisciplinary program created through a collaboration of the Departments of Anthropology, History and Sociology of Science, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Medical Ethics & Health Policy in the Perelman Medical School.

Minor Requirements
Select 1 course unit of Historical courses1
Select 1 course unit of Normative courses1
Select 1 course unit of Policy & Culture courses1
Select 3 course units of Elective3
Total Course Units6

Content Areas & Course Type Requirements

  • Research Ethics
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Allocation
  • Seminar Course
  • Comparative Course

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.