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Bioethics Minor

Bioethics, Center for
Graduate School
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Contact Information
Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Suite N504 Boyton, 410 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-9440; fax: 612-624-9108)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 8
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 14
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The minor is administered by the Center for Bioethics and is designed for University of Minnesota students interested in deepening their knowledge of the ethical issues surrounding health and the life sciences. Explore your interests in bioethics while also earning a degree in your home discipline. The minor is open to students in many of the Universityís masterís or doctoral degree programs. Some professional degree-seeking students also may elect a minor, including MEd, MPH, MHA, MN, DNP, MOT, MPSE, MDH, MDT, and MPS students. To be eligible, the degree program must offer the option to pursue a minor; please consult with your Director of Graduate Studies in your major field to determine if this option is open for you. At this time, students in first-professional programs (JD, MD, PharmD, DVM, DDS, and LLM) are not eligible for minors. Enrollment is contingent upon approval by the Director of Graduate Studies in Bioethics. Students work with the Director of Graduate Studies to tailor their minor program to their individual needs and interests.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A doctoral student must complete a minimum of 14 graduate credits in bioethics offered outside the major field: 8 credits of required courses and 6 credits of electives. A master's student must complete a minimum of 8 graduate credits in bioethics offered outside the major field: 6 credits of required courses and 2 credits of electives. All students must take BTHX 5010 - Bioethics Proseminar and one moral theory course, preferably BTHX 5300 - Foundations of Bioethics. Courses should be chosen in consultation with the bioethics director of graduate studies. Courses that satisfy requirements and serve as electives can be found at
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
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