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Bioethics/Medical Ethics

36 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
369 Master's Degrees Annually
#297 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Bioethics/Medical Ethics Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many bioethics/medical ethics graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 369
Graduate Certificate 83
Doctor’s Degree 41
Bachelor’s Degree 36
Undergraduate Certificate 4
Basic Certificate 2

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

36 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
72% Percent Women
69% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 36 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in bioethics/medical ethics in 2018, making it rank #297 in popularity. This major is dominated by women with about 72% of recent graduates being 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 8
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Online Bioethics/Medical Ethics Programs

In 2017-2018, 49 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 23 3
Post-Baccalaureate 1 0
Master’s Degree 32 5
Post-Master’s 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 6 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 1

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Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,068
Dental Support Services 27,155
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Communication Sciences 21,520
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 19,962
Medicine 19,418
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 19,295
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 15,451
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11,807
Other Health Professions 8,426
Dentistry 6,518
Osteopathic Medicine 6,392
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 6,056
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 3,875
Alternative Medicine & Systems 3,481
Veterinary Medicine 3,175
Chiropractic 2,503
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 1,714
Optometry 1,674
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,608
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 1,089
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 804
Medical Science 738
Podiatry 543
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 373
Alternative Medical Support Services 244
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73

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