Health Law Certificate

Health Sciences majors have the option of completing a certificate in Health Law.

In order to earn the certificate, students must take:

790: 106  Introduction to Legal Studies
(offered by the law school; most fall semesters)

499: 303 Health Law

499: 457  Special Topics in Health Sciences
(a specific topic in Health Law such as Ethics in Health Law)

499: 493  Internship in Health Sciences
(an internship approved by the instructor as relevant to health law)

  • Admission: Students will self-select into the Health and Legal Studies Certificate Program.  In order to be awarded the certificate, they must have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall.  Further, in addition to completing the four courses required of the Certificate Program, students must maintain a 3.0 average GPA for the four courses required.
  • Students who pursue the Certificate Program will take four courses that focus on contemporary issues in health and legal studies. Two of these four courses will be accepted as partial fulfillment of the undergraduate degree if a grade of “C” or better is earned (i.e., two of the three health sciences electives can be fulfilled using the “special topics courses”).  In order to earn the certificate, the four courses must average a 3.0 GPA.
  • Conferment of Certificate: Students will apply for award of the certificate when they complete paperwork necessary to receive their BA degree. The Director of Health Sciences will check that requirements of the certificate have been completed.