Sample Curriculum Plans

Both full-time and part-time options are available for completing the degree. Example schedules for each are given below.

Full Time Schedule

Year 1 Year 2
Fall

BETH 680: Foundations of Bioethics

BETH 621: Ethical Theory or BETH 682: Gender, Race, and Culture in Health Care

Approved Elective

Clinical Ethics

BETH 621: Ethical Theory or BETH 682: Gender, Race, and Culture in Health Care

Approved Elective

Spring

BETH 681: Current Controversies

BETH 683: Health Care, Community, and Justice

Approved Elective

BETH 684: Clinical Ethics

BETH 685: Integrative Bioethics (Capstone)

Approved Elective

Accelerated (1 year) schedule

Summer 1

Approved Elective

*Approved Elective (A total of three electives over two summers)

Fall 1

BETH 680: Foundations of Bioethics

BETH 621: Ethical Theory

BETH 682: Gender, Race, and Culture in Health Care

Approved Elective

Spring 1

BETH 681: Current Controversies

BETH 683: Health Care, Community, and Justice

BETH 684: Clinical Ethics

BETH 685: Integrative Bioethics (Capstone)

Summer 2

Approved Elective

*Approved Elective (A total of three electives over two summers)

Part Time Schedules

For all part time schedules please note that the availability of approved electives varies during the summer. A total of four approved electives must be taken to complete the degree. We recommend that you evaluate elective availability on a semester by semester basis. Contact the program coordinator at any time for a review of your current progress toward degree completion.

 

On these schedules you will only need one of the electives marked with an asterisk, there are multiple opportunities to complete the class.

Two courses per semester, with summer courses. Summer graduation.

Year 1 Year 2
Fall

BETH 680: Foundations of Bioethics

BETH 621: Ethical Theory or BETH 682: Gender, Race, and Culture in Health Care

BETH 621: Ethical Theory or BETH 682: Gender, Race, and Culture in Health Care

Approved Elective

Spring

BETH 681: Current Controversies

BETH 683: Health Care, Community, and Justice

BETH 684: Clinical Ethics

BETH 685: Integrative Bioethics (Capstone)

Summer

Approved Elective

*Approved Elective (A total of three electives over two summers)

Approved Elective

*Approved Elective (A total of three electives over two summers)

One course per semester, with summer courses. Spring graduation.

Note - this schedule is the recommended model for current faculty or staff wishing to complete the degree while working full time.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall BETH 680: Foundations of Bioethics BETH 682: Gender, Race, and Culture in Health Care BETH 621: Ethical Theory Approved Elective
Spring BETH 681: Current Controversies BETH 683: Health Care, Community, and Justice BETH 684: Clinical Ethics BETH 685: Integrative Bioethics (Capstone)
Summer Approved Elective Approved Elective Approved Elective

Dual degrees follow specific curriculums based on the doctoral level degree. Please see the dual degree pages for more information.