Affiliated with the Center for Law, Science, & Innovation, the degree program provides students with in-depth study of the scientific and policy aspects of genomics. Through classroom instruction and guided independent study, students explore the laws that enable and constrain the development, control, and application of biotechnology and genomics, including areas such as agricultural law and policy and intellectual property.
The program requires 24 credit hours. Required courses will depend on the student's particular concentration of the degree. International students will be required to take LAW 596 Professional Legal Writing. A candidate may elect to write a master's portfolio paper, or can instead elect to complete an applied project. The remaining credit hours will generally be obtained from the list of elective courses. With faculty advisor approval, a candidate may satisfy up to six (6) credit hours with courses offered by other ASU departments or by law courses that are not included on the approved elected list.