Requirements total 18 hours. This includes 12 hours of required courses and 6 hours of bioethics courses taken either at Trinity College or Trinity Graduate School. Students may also earn bioethics credit by enrolling in the institutes and/or wrap-around courses offered in connection with The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity summer conference on Trinity's campus. Six of the required hours may meet general education requirements.
|Required Courses 1|
|BE 474X||Introduction to Bioethics 2 May be used to fulfill a general education requirement||3|
|or BE 476X||Undergraduate Bioethics Institute|
|BE 475X||Topics in Bioethics 2||3|
|or BE 477X||Undergraduate National Conference|
|BE 478||Research Ethics 1||3|
|PH 180||Introduction to Philosophy May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.||3|
|Elective Courses 3|
|Select 6 hours of the following: 2||6|
|The Clinical Context (To be taken with BE 5300)|
|Clinical Issues in Bioethics (BE 5299 must be taken with BE 5300.)|
|The Public Policy Context (To be taken with BE 5500)|
|Bioethics and Public Policy (BE 5499 must be taken with BE 5500.)|
|Readings in Bioethics|
|Personhood in Theological & Philosophical Perspective|
If both BE 474x and BE 476x are taken, the second course may be used to meet 3 credits of elective requirements. Likewise, if both BE 475x and BE 477x are taken, the second course may be used to meet 3 credits of elective requirements. Students may meet all six elective requirements by taking all four of these courses: BE 474X, BE 475X, BE 476Xand BE 477X.
BE 474X (graduate course BE 5000), BE 475X (graduate course BE 7700), BE 477X (graduate course BE 5900), and BE 478 (graduate course BE 5200) have reduced in-course requirements for undergraduates. Courses taken under the graduate level designation remain at the graduate level in course content but are designated on the transcript as fulfilling the undergraduate requirements for a minor. If applied toward a minor and/or toward the required hours for graduation with the BA, the course(s) may not subsequently be applied toward a graduate degree.
Elective courses that may be taken at Trinity Graduate School under the graduate level designation