The interdisciplinary bioethics minor introduces students to critical moral questions and informed ethical decision-making on issues related to individual, public, and global health; professional healthcare decision-making; health equity and justice; and health policy. Bioethics minors will gain an interdisciplinary perspective on these topics through required and elective courses, including: an introductory bioethics course, thematic courses in the humanities and sciences, a values course and a research ethics capstone course. The minor in bioethics is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Program Activities

Lectures and Symposia

Bioethics students have valuable to opportunities to attend and participate in Center for Ethics Education–sponsored activities, including major symposia, lectures, and Ethics Colloquium Series events and conferences.

Ethics Competitions 

The Center for Ethics Education sponsors Fordham’s Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team (through CEED 3600 Ethics in Action: Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl), two ethics essay competitions (the Chynn Undergraduate Prize in Ethics & Morality and the Ethics & Social Justice Essay Prize), and the NYC High School Ethics Bowl competition. 

Professional Development, Career Advising, and Graduate Activities

Bioethics students have an opportunity to make a professional presentation on a bioethics topic of interest at the Fordham Undergraduate Research Symposium (through the required course PSYC 4245 /SOCI 4245 Ethics in Research). The minor also provides valuable career and graduate school resources and panels on careers in ethics and advising by program directors and affiliated faculty. Bioethics minors also have opportunities to interact with students enrolled in the M.A. Ethics and Society program through lectures, presentations, and career development events.

For more information

Visit the Bioethics program web page.