Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at


18 Units - Including 6 upper division units with GPA 2.0 or higher and grade of C- or better, 4 upper division units must be taken at USD.  Courses taken in the minor may not be counted toward the major but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and CORE Curriculum requirements.

PHIL 331Biomedical Ethics3
Select 3 Units From:3
Survey of Biology
Topics in Human Biology
Survey of Biology with Lab
Topics in Human Biology with Lab
Introduction to Evolution
Bioenergetics and Systems
Genomes and Evolution
Select 12 Upper-Division Units From:12
Health Communication
American Indian Health and Spirituality
Death and Dying
Abnormal Psychology
Health Psychology
Health Psychology of Women and Ethnic Groups
Internship in Psychology
Health and Society
Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems

Additional courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirement in the Biomedical Ethics minor, if the focus is biomedical in nature. Examples include: BIOL 494, COMM 494, MKTG 494, PHIL 334. Consult the Program Director for information about these courses.