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Bioethics Courses and Opportunities

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Our M.A. in Ethics and Society program provides a multidisciplinary education tailored to individual interests, with courses in the sciences, humanities, and law.

Our program provides an educational background that fosters skills necessary for careers in fields such as research, medicine, and law. Students interested in bioethics can approach their studies with tailored programs emphasizing their interested and career objectives with courses in science, law, philosophy, and theology. Our 10 course, 30 credit program can be completed in 11 months. We also offer graduate assistantships and scholarship opportunities.

Bioethics Curriculum

Sample Foundational Courses include:
PHIL 5003 - Natural Law Ethics (Philosophy)
THEO 6735 - Ecological Ethics (Theology)
CEED 5050 - Ethics and Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Introductory Course)

Applied Bioethics courses include:
THEO 7736 - Bioethics (Theology)
BISC 7532 - Conservation Law and Policy (Biological Sciences)
CEED 6290 - Health Disparities and Social Inequalities (CEED/ PSYC 6290)
PSYC 6010 - Research Ethics and Social Justice (Psychology)
PHIL 5301 - Environmental Philosophy and Ethics (Philosophy)
CEED 5900 - Ethics and Society Field Practicum (see below)

View a full list of courses.

Real World Experience

The program offers real-world ethics experiences at practicum sites across NYC, including:

  • St. Barnabas Hospital
  • Global Bioethics Initiative
  • Families and Work Institute

View a full list of practicum sites.

Opportunities to Join the Global Discussion

Students also have opportunities to publish their work on our widely-read Ethics and Society blog. Student writings from our blog have been re-posted on such sites as Huffington Post and Social Justice Solutions.

View one of our recent blog posts.

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Past Student Achievements in Bioethics and Health Sciences