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Science, Technology, and Law

College of Science

The STL minor centers on the intersection of science, technology, and law in a global economy driven by knowledge, technology, and innovation. A primary objective of the minor is for students to be able to identify and discuss broad scientific problems, in addition to social and ethical issues. Courses connect “intellectual creations” (i.e. ideas, inventions, new technologies, etc.) to all facets of intellectual property (IP) law, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Related challenges in areas ranging from bioethics to the internet are considered in context.