Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2019-2020, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2019. Access the catalog of record at

The Biomedical Ethics Minor

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
BIOL 101Survey of Biology
BIOL 104Topics in Human Biology
BIOL 111Survey of Biology with Lab
BIOL 114Topics in Human Biology with Lab
BIOL 190Introduction to Evolution
BIOL 240Bioenergetics and Systems
BIOL 242Genomes and Evolution
Select 12 upper-division units from:12
COMM 340Health Communication
ETHN 332American Indian Health and Spirituality
PHIL 335Death and Dying
PSYC 355Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 357Health Psychology
Total Units18

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.