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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy

320 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2315

The Health Care Ethics minor is a concentration of courses offered by disciplines within the university concerned with health care practices and the education of health care practitioners. The minor heightens students’ awareness of what constitutes ethical concerns, problems and activity from the perspectives of various kinds of health care practitioners, clients and institutions. Various views of what constitutes the ethical are examined so that students are alerted both to the conceptual dimension of ethical activity and the existence of differing and conflicting modes of ethical reasoning.


Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  BSCI 30050 Human Genetics 3  
  HED 21050 Health Education Theories 3  
KHU/DG PHIL 21001 Introduction to Ethics 3  
  PHIL 40005 Health Care Ethics 3  
  SOC 42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care 3  
  Choose courses from the following clusters: 9  
  Cluster I:    
  BSCI 20021 Basic Microbiology (3)    
  BSCI 40020 Biology of Aging (3)    
  Cluster II:    
  SOC 42010 Death and Dying (3)    
  Cluster III:    
  HED 14020 Introduction to Medical Terminology (3)    
  HED 42041 Health Coaching (3)    
  Cluster IV:    
  PHIL 30015 Medicine and Morality (3) 1    
  PHIL 41030 Ethical Theory (3)    
  1. PHIL 30015 is recommended but not required.


Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).