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HPS Bioethics Minor

The Minor in Bioethics, which is administered by Lyman Briggs College, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University. The minor is designed to prepare students to engage with the evolving set of ethical issues in biomedicine that they will encounter in their careers or their daily lives. The minor's interdisciplinary character fosters students' abilities to understand and question health care systems from a wide variety of intellectual viewpoints. Such interdisciplinary study also promotes communication across disciplinary boundaries.

Students wishing to pursue careers in health-related fields may find the minor particularly appealing. In addition, students pursuing academic programs outside health-related fields often find that the minor complements their major. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

You do not need to be a student in Lyman Briggs College to enroll in this minor.

Students who enroll in the minor before the end of SS17 have the option to enroll under either the old curriculum or the new curriculum. As of FS17, all students will be enrolled in the new curriculum.

Click here to view the Fall 2017 Course Schedule for the Bioethics minor.

If you have any questions about the minor, please email