Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following courses:
- Both of the following courses (5 credits):
- NEU 840 Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (3 credits; Fall; Name change pending)
- NEU 892 Special Topics in Neuroscience and the Law (2 credit; Fall)
- The following course unless at least one year of law school has been completed (2 credits):
- NEU 848 Foundations of Law and Legal Research (2 credits; Fall, Spring, Summer)
- Remaining credits from the following courses (5-7 credits):
- NEU 842 Neuroethics (2 credits; Summer)
- NEU 843 Methods for Assessing the Nervous System (2 credits; Spring; change to 3 credits pending)
- NEU 844 The Science and Ethics of Brain Interventions (2 credits; Summer)
- NEU 845 Neuroscience of Drug Use and Human Disorders (3 credits; Spring)
By completing the Neuroscience and the Law graduate certificate, students will be able to do the following:
- Obtain and apply knowledge of the following topics in order to formulate scientifically accurate arguments
- Cognitive impairments and disorders
- Drug use, abuse, and interactions
- Brain interventions
- General neuroscience principles
- Analyze and interpret graphical and imaging data
- Critically evaluate the appropriate use of neuroscientific evidence in a professional setting, for example admissibility of evidence in litigation
- Assess ethical, legal, and social implications of neuroscientific research, tools, and discoveries
- Effectively and accurately communicate scientific findings
NEU 840: Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience
(Name change pending) Introduction to nervous system structure and function aimed at students and professionals with limited biological science background.
NEU 842: Neuroethics
Introduction to the field of neuroethics and the responsible application of advances in neuroscience research.
NEU 843: Methods for Assessing the Nervous System
Introduction to the various techniques and methods used to study brain structure and function.
NEU 844: The Science and Ethics of Brain Interventions
Introduction to cognitive enhancement to improve intellect and cognition, and legal and ethical implications of this.
NEU 845: Neuroscience of Drug Use and Human Disorders
Introduction to the neurochemical basis of human disorders and how drugs are used to treat these disorders.
NEU 848: Foundations of Law and Legal Research
Introduction to the American legal system with focus on legal research and communication needs of non-lawyers
NEU 892: Special Topics in Neuroscience and the Law
Topics in which the field of neuroscience and the legal system intersect