Minor in Healthcare Ethics
Major in Philosophy

Minor in Healthcare Ethics

School of Arts and Sciences


The goal of this minor is to foster the ethical thinking skills required to be a caring and successful healthcare professional.  The minor is designed to provide an introduction to the discipline of philosophy for students seeking careers in healthcare and related fields.  Students should consult their major advisers and faculty in the philosophy department about the appropriateness of this minor.

Total credit hours required for minor: 15

CourseCredit HoursYear Taken
Basic Ethics Component
One of the following:3 
Philosophy 107Ethics 1,2
Philosophy 108Professional Ethics 1,2
Philosophy 205History of Ancient Philosophy 2,3,4
Advanced Ethics Component
Both of the following:6 
Philosophy 385Healthcare Ethics 3,4
Philosophy 305/505Ethical Issues in Contemporary Science and Technology 3,4
Relevant Topics Component
Two courses at 300-level or higher:6 
(Courses to be determined in consultation with the Chair of Philosophy.  May be philosophy or non-philosophy courses.  Must be related to, but not required for, the student's major.  Must have ethical content.)


Christopher A. Riddle, Ph.D.
Department Chair

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