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Health Care Ethics, Minor

Saint Louis University's minor in health care ethics allows students to examine some of the ethical questions that arise in the complex health care system.

SLU students will discuss the definition of death, how to allocate donated organs, what is considered a disease and when to withdraw life-sustaining treatment.

Students pursuing the minor in health care ethics must take Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics (HCE 2010) before or at the same time as any 4000-level courses. Two of the five courses for the minor must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. Students may take one elective outside of the center.

Introductory Courses
Select one of the following:3
HCE 2010
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
Elective Courses12
Select 12 credits from courses with the "Health Care Ethics Minor" attribute which includes all HCE courses and the below:
HCE 1600
Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context *
or HCE 1700
Death, Disability, Disease, and the Meaning of Life
PHIL 2050
Ethics (strongly recommended)
or PHIL 2055
Ethics, Justice, & the Person
PHIL 3360
Medical Ethics
THEO 2510
Christian Ethics
ENGL 3730
Introduction to Medical Humanities, Literature
ENGL 3740
Medicine and Literature
Total Credits15

Only one 1000-level course may count for the minor. 

Continuation Standards

A student must maintain a GPA in coursework for the minor in health care ethics of at least 2.00.