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Minor in Catholic Health Care Ethics

A minor in Catholic health care ethics at the University of St. Thomas will prepare you to meet the challenges facing today's health care systems by studying the long Catholic traditions of medical ethics and morals, including social, moral and political thought.  

Why Study Catholic Health Care Ethics at St. Thomas?

This minor examines a range of contemporary questions in clinical and organizational ethics that will serve your work as a future health care professional. You will learn to bring the Catholic tradition into constructive dialogue with other bioethical traditions, both religious and secular. You will also gain a solid understanding of the historical context in which Catholic health care and health care ethics developed in the United States.

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  • Minor Requirements
  • Degree Awarded
  • Service Learning
  • Four Year Plan
  • Minor Requirements

    The minor is comprised of four courses, including a special section of a foundational theology course for students interested in health professions. You will also study the relationship between faith and health and take faith and ethics courses on the topics of social thought and bioethics.

    Degree Awarded

    • Minor in Catholic Health Care Ethics

    Service Learning

    This minor provides opportunities to reflect critically on internships and community partnerships with health care providers and health care institutions, locally, regionally and internationally.

    Are you thinking of a career in hospital administration? A minor in Catholic Heath Care Ethics gives students the basic competencies required for entry-level positions in ethics and/or mission integration units within both faith-based and secular health-care organizations, including Catholic hospitals.
    • THEO 100: Foundations (4 credits)
    • THEO 225: Faith & Ethics: Social Thought (4 credits)
    • THEO 225: Faith & Ethics: Bioethics (4 credits)
    • THEO 229: Professions: Faith & Health (4 credits)

    Minor Requirements

    Minor Requirements

    The minor is comprised of four courses, including a special section of a foundational theology course for students interested in health professions. You will also study the relationship between faith and health and take faith and ethics courses on the topics of social thought and bioethics.

    Degree Awarded

    Degree Awarded

    • Minor in Catholic Health Care Ethics

    Service Learning

    Service Learning

    This minor provides opportunities to reflect critically on internships and community partnerships with health care providers and health care institutions, locally, regionally and internationally.

    Four Year Plan

    Are you thinking of a career in hospital administration? A minor in Catholic Heath Care Ethics gives students the basic competencies required for entry-level positions in ethics and/or mission integration units within both faith-based and secular health-care organizations, including Catholic hospitals.
    • THEO 100: Foundations (4 credits)
    • THEO 225: Faith & Ethics: Social Thought (4 credits)
    • THEO 225: Faith & Ethics: Bioethics (4 credits)
    • THEO 229: Professions: Faith & Health (4 credits)
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    Career Paths

    You will gain tools and knowledge that can be applied to many careers in the health care sector.

    • Medical Provider
    • Health Care Administrator
    • Ethics integration in health care
    • Mission Integration Coordinator