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Bioethics/Medical Ethics

43 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
398 Master's Degrees Annually
#296 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Bioethics/Medical Ethics Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many bioethics/medical ethics graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 398
Graduate Certificate 121
Bachelor’s Degree 43
Doctor’s Degree 34
Basic Certificate 1

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Bioethics/Medical Ethics?

43 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
93% Percent Women
42% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 43 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in bioethics/medical ethics in 2019, making it rank #296 in popularity. The major attracts more women than men. About 93% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of medical ethics majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Medical Ethics Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 24
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Geographic Diversity

Medical Ethics appeals to people across the globe. About 2.3% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Canada
  • Nigeria
  • Romania
  • Italy

Online Bioethics/Medical Ethics Programs

In 2018-2019, 51 schools offered a medical ethics program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 1 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 24 6
Post-Baccalaureate 1 0
Master’s Degree 33 5
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 6 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 1

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Major Number of Grads
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Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868
Public Health 36,569
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,559
Mental & Social Health Services 27,743
Dental Support Services 26,183
Health Sciences & Services 25,948
Communication Sciences 21,606
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 19,767
Medicine 19,720
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 19,354
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 11,961
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11,279
Other Health Professions 8,168
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700
Dentistry 6,403
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 5,877
Alternative Medicine & Systems 3,576
Veterinary Medicine 3,297
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 3,251
Chiropractic 2,608
Optometry 1,747
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 1,685
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,624
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 1,044
Medical Science 809
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 782
Podiatry 579
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 444
Alternative Medical Support Services 191
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73

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