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College of Natural Science

Interdepartmental Degree Programs

Graduate Study
Neuroscience and the Law - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience and the Law is designed to provide individuals working in law or social sciences fields with the scientific knowledge necessary to effectively, accurately, and ethically use neuroscientific evidence in a professional setting. The certificate will meet the needs of both working professionals and full-time students.  The certificate is available online only.

Admission

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience and the Law, students must:

  1. have a bachelor’s degree.
  2. have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 2.25.
  3. write a reflective essay describing how the certificate will enhance their professional and personal development.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience and the Law

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following courses:
1. Both of the following courses (5 credits):
NEU 840 Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience 3
NEU 892 Special Topics in Neuroscience and the Law 2
2. The following course (2 credits):
NEU 848 Foundations of Law and Legal Research 2
Students who have completed at least one year of law school are not required to complete this requirement for the certificate.
3. At least 5 to 7 credits from the following courses:
NEU 842 Neuroethics 3
NEU 843 Methods for Assessing the Nervous System 2
NEU 844 The Science and Ethics of Brain Interventions 2
NEU 845 Neuroscience of Drug Use and Human Disorders 3