Scientific Research Ethics

The goal of this focal study is to give students interested in careers in the sciences or medicine an informed understanding of appropriate and ethical research methods. In particular, this focal study will introduce students to moral theories and give opportunity to apply them to issues related to the use of human and vertebrate subjects in scientific and medical research.

Instructions

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from each cluster.

First Cluster – basic science (complete 1 course)
BIOL 202 General Biology I 4 credits
CHEM 220 General Chemistry I 4 credits
ENV 200 Introduction to Environmental Science 4 credits
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 4 credits
Second Cluster - ethics course (complete 1 course)
BIOL 304 Research Methods 4 credits
BIOL 495 Research 4 credits
PHIL 202 Ethics and Society 4 credits
PHIL 307/DS 307 Ethics, Medicine and Health Care 4 credits
PHIL 326/ENV 326 Animal Ethics 2 credits
PHY 495 Physics Research 4 credits
PSY 348 Research Methods in Psychology 4 credits
SOC 300 Introduction into Social Research 4 credits
SOC 319 Sociology of Medicine 4 credits
Third Cluster - all repeat (complete 1 course)
BIOL 202 General Biology I 4 credits
CHEM 220 General Chemistry I 4 credits
ENV 200 Introduction to Environmental Science 4 credits
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 4 credits
BIOL 304 Research Methods 4 credits
BIOL 495 Research 4 credits
PHIL 202 Ethics and Society 4 credits
PHIL 307/DS 307 Ethics, Medicine and Health Care 4 credits
PHIL 326/ENV 326 Animal Ethics 2 credits
PHY 495 Physics Research 4 credits
PSY 348 Research Methods in Psychology 4 credits
SOC 300 Introduction to Social Research 4 credits
SOC 319 Sociology of Medicine 4 credits