Saint Louis University


Degree: Undergraduate Minor in Health Care Ethics.

Overview: The Undergraduate Minor in Health Care Ethics fosters students' sensitivity to the ethical dimensions of health care and health care research. Students receiving training in a variety of health care professions in their major area of study find an opportunity to develop into reflective and morally responsible health care practitioners who are both aware of ethical issues in their fields and empowered to thoughtfully engage those issues with the knowledge and methods explored in the minor.

Curriculum: The minor requires 15 total credit hours for completion. The program consists of three required foundational courses in addition to a maximum of 12 credit hours from a list of available electives. Three credit hours may be completed from a list of approved courses from outside the department. Transfer credits are considered on a case-by-case basis. | Find more detailed information about course requirements.

Careers in the Field: The minor prepares students to engage ethical questions as professionals in a variety of health care fields including, but not limited to, nursing, medicine, public health, clinical research and the allied health professions.

About the Faculty: Faculty in the Center for Health Care Ethics are nationally recognized scholars who are actively engaged in research, teaching and service in health care ethics. Center faculty have terminal degrees in the fields of law, medicine, philosophy, psychology, and religion. | CHCE Faculty & Staff