Shine light on all of the complexities, contradictions, and context that our understanding of health relies on in the study of biomedical ethics.

You will discover the ways cultural values and beliefs, public policies, infrastructure, institutions, and more inform health disparities across the world. Using a multi-disciplinary lens, you will seek new understandings of ways to solve health disparities and improve health outcomes in communities near and far.

Courses span a variety of fields.

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Faculty from multiple academic disciplines contribute to the biomedical ethics curriculum.

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Channel your interests into self-designed research

With so many different angles to discover biomedical ethics, your unique approach is needed. Students have created projects to study individual autonomy in a pandemic, uses of different health supplements, gender inequality and health, and more.

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Biomedical Ethics Outcomes

A good complement to science and medicine-oriented majors, the biomedical ethics minor inspires a humanities-based understanding of medicine, health, and society that is sought in a variety of career paths.

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