Why Study Bioethics at Wake Forest?

Program Characteristics


Small class sizes and versatile curricular and research options enable students to tailor the program to individual interests and passions.


Evening and once-a-week classes and a number of enrollment options ensure that the program can change with a student’s evolving needs.


Our intentionally small program emphasizes face-to-face interaction, promotes essential scholarly and interpersonal communicative capabilities, and fosters close relationships among students and faculty.

“Small in Size, Big in Resources” – The Collegiate University

Wake Forest University is a premier academic center for education and research in the health sciences and a university with a strong sense of ethics and public mission.  The Schools of Medicine, Law, Business, and Divinity, and the departments of Philosophy, Communication, Physics, Religion, and Economics all have faculty actively working in bioethics and related fields. Because it is necessarily collaborative and interdisciplinary, forming natural bridges among the sciences, the humanities, and the professions, bioethics is extremely well-situated to flourish in Wake Forest University’s highly collegial atmosphere, with its strengths in the liberal arts, the professions, and the life sciences. In particular, bioethics’ synergistic relationship with biotechnology is amply fostered by WFU’s biotechnology initiatives, including the Center for Nanotechnology and the Institute for Regenerative Medicine.