The Bioethics Certification program curriculum features select courses from the Master of Science in Bioethics program. It has been tailored to advance students’ knowledge and skills for working in bioethics, using a multidisciplinary approach that draws on medicine, law, philosophy, history, sociology, religion, and other fields.
Courses focus on key areas including the history and philosophy of bioethics, clinical ethics, research ethics and law and bioethics. They are offered online and on-campus and are available in both credit and noncredit versions, making it possible for students worldwide to study with distinguished leaders in the field.
CPA Students can take any of the following four core courses: Introduction to Philosophical Bioethics, Research Ethics, Global Ethics, Clinical Ethics and Law and Bioethics. CPA students can also take an elective course in lieu of one of the above four required courses after securing approval from their faculty advisor.
Students who complete four or more courses with a 3.0 (B) or better in each course are awarded a Certification of Professional Achievement in Bioethics. Students are required to maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (B). Every course creditable toward the certification must be taken for a letter grade. Courses with a grade below a C will not count toward the completion of the certification. Students may also apply to the program and take individual courses without pursuing a certification.
* Introduction to Philosophical Bioethics is a prerequisite for Clinical Ethics with one exception: the student obtains instructor permission based on relevant prior expertise/coursework.
Students can choose any of the four core courses listed below:
The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.