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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, law and bioethics, and neuroethics. They are offered online and are available in both credit and noncredit versions, making it possible for students worldwide to study with distinguished leaders in the field.

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.

Fall 2019 Course Availability
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Introduction to Clinical Ethics (Online)

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Philosophy of Bioethics (Online)

6:10 to 8:00 p.m.

Philosophy of Bioethics (Online)

6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

Research Ethics (Online)

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Philosophy of Bioethics (Online)

8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Law and Bioethics (Online)

Spring 2020 Course Availability
Time Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Clinical Ethics (Online)

2:10 to 4:00 p.m.

Philosophy of Bioethics (Online)

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Global Ethics (Online)

8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Law and Bioethics (Online)

Philosophy of Bioethics (Online)

* Philosophy of Bioethics is a prerequisite for Introduction to Clinical Ethics with one exception: the student obtains instructor permission based on relevant prior expertise/coursework.

Required Courses

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.