Science and Technology

Science and Technology

Georgetown is home to a range of science and technology programs that engage global issues such as health and the environment.

Leading interdisciplinary programs include the Science, Technology, and International Affairs program (Walsh School of Foreign Service) and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Public Health Law (Law Center). Georgetown is also home to a new university-wide Environment Initiative. Georgetown’s location in the nation’s capital places it in close proximity to key resources including the National Academy of Science, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution. Georgetown’s scientific work is also inflected by its Jesuit tradition, which emphasizes the centrality of ethics. It is home to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, which was founded in 1971.

B.S. in Global Health

Sponsored by the Department of International Health in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, this bachelor's degree trains students in the fields of public health, political economy of health, health science, and health systems management.

M.S. in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy

This master's program, offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, aims to provide students with an understanding of policy and advocacy principles, as well as familiarity with essential concepts in the field of biomedical science.

Bioethics Research Library
The Bioethics Research Library is a resource for bioethics scholars worldwide. It is open to faculty, staff, students, and visiting researchers, and provides a historical study space for the Georgetown community.
Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security
Formerly the Institute for International Law and Politics, the Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security was founded in 2009. The institute promotes teaching and research on the role and influence of law in international affairs. It examines…
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is a center for practically engaged ethics at Georgetown University. Established in 1971 with a founding interest in medical ethics, it is one of the oldest academic ethics centers in the world.