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.

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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.
Major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs
The School of Foreign Service (SFS) sponsors this major for SFS undergraduate students. Participants learn the tools needed to understand the complex problems at the intersection of scientific and technical issues and international affairs.
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.
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.