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Proposed Course Sequences

Students can enroll in the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program on a 12-month, 2-year, or 3-year course plan. Proposed sequences of courses for each of these plans is as follows:

Twelve Month Plan: Full time+

Semester

Class (credits)

Fall

Foundations in Bioethics I (3)

Foundations in Bioethics II (3)

Bioethics Seminar (1)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Spring

Foundations in Bioethics III (3)

Practicum(4)

Bioethics Seminar (1)

Elective (3)

Summer

Thesis*(3)

Elective (3)

Two Year Plan: Part time - two courses or 6-7 credit hours per semester

Semester

Class (credits)

Fall I

Foundations in Bioethics I (3)
Elective (3)

Spring I

Foundations in Bioethics II (3)
Elective (3)

Summer I

Practicum(4) 

Fall II

Foundations in Bioethics III (3)
Bioethics Seminar (1)
Elective (3)

Spring II

Elective (3)
Bioethics Seminar (1)
Thesis *(3)

Three Year Plan: Part time - one course or 3-4 credit hours per semester

Semester

Class (credit hours)

Fall I

Foundations in Bioethics I (3)

Spring I

Foundations in Bioethics II (3)

Summer I

Elective (3)

Fall II

Foundations in Bioethics III (3)

Spring II

Elective (3)

Summer II

Practicum (4)

Fall III

Bioethics Seminar (1)

Elective (3)

Spring III

Bioethics Seminar (1)

Elective (3)

Summer III

Thesis* (3)

*Students who opt for the examination track will take an additional elective instead of a thesis course.

+Most dual degree students will complete the program on the Full time, 12-month plan and take the examination track.