Requirements for the Law, Science & Technology Minor

Core Course (3 hours)

You must complete one core course, consisting of PUBP 3000 Constitutional Issues, PUBP 3016 Judicial Process, PUBP 3610 Pre-Law Seminar, or PUBP 4609 Legal Practice.

Electives (12 hours)

You must complete 12 hours of electives, chosen from the list of approved electives. If you are a MGT or INTA major, note the restrictions that apply to you.

3-Hour 2000 Level Class Restriction

Not more than 3 hours earned at the 2000 level may be counted toward the LS&T Minor; all other hours must be earned at the 3000 level or higher.

12-Hour 3000 Level or Higher Class Requirement

At least 12 hours counted toward the LS&T Minor must be earned in courses at the 3000 level or higher.

Treatment of LS&T Minor Core Courses and Electives as Outside Major

Because the LS&T Minor is not offered in a field in which Georgia Tech offers a major degree program, LS&T courses will be treated as outside a student’s major field for purposes of satisfying the Institute requirement that a minor must be in a field outside the student’s major field.

Exclusion of Courses Required by Name and Number for Major

Courses specifically required by name and number in a student's major degree program may not be counted toward the LS&T Minor.

Exclusion of Courses Applied to Core Areas A through E for Major

Courses applied to fulfill electives requirements for Core Areas A through E for the student’s major degree program may not be counted toward the LS&T Minor.

Permitted Courses Applied to Free Electives or Technical Electives for Major

Courses applied to fulfill free elective or technical elective requirements for the student’s major degree program may be counted toward the LS&T Minor.

Letter Grade Requirement

All courses counted toward the LS&T Minor must be taken on a letter grade basis and only courses in which a grade of "C" or higher is awarded may be counted toward the LS&T Minor.

Certificate Restriction

Students may not be awarded both the Pre-Law Certificate and the LS&T Minor.

“Double-counting” Prohibited

No course applied to satisfy any requirement for the LS&T Minor may be applied to satisfy any requirement for any other Minor or Certificate.

BSPP Core Course Restriction

Courses counted toward the LS&T Minor may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Science in Public Policy (BSPP) Core Courses. Up to 6 semester hours may be counted toward both the LS&T Minor and the technical electives for the BSPP.

Special Topics Classes

The Director of the Law, Science & Technology Program may designate special topics courses or graduate level courses offered from time to time by various units of the Institute as LS&T Minor electives if the Director reviews the course content and determines that these courses contain significant legal subject matter.

Up to 9 Hours Special Topics Courses Permitted

Special topics courses set forth above may be counted toward the LS&T Minor electives requirement. These courses may be 1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour, or 4-hour courses. You may apply any combination of these courses toward satisfying the Minor electives requirement, but you may not count more than 9 hours of special topics courses toward this requirement.

Up to 4 Hours Special Problems Courses Permitted

Special problems courses, as designated by the Director of the Law, Science & Technology Program on a case-by-case basis, may be counted toward the LS&T Minor electives requirement. These courses may be 1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour, or 4-hour courses. You may apply any combination of these courses toward satisfying the Minor electives requirement, but you may not count more than 4 hours of special problems courses toward this requirement.

Exclusion of Non-resident Courses

All courses applied to satisfy any requirement for the LS&T Minor must be taken in residence at Georgia Tech.

Right to Minor

Students who have satisfied all of the requirements of the LS&T Minor set forth herein by the time of their graduation will be entitled to the award of the LS&T Minor upon petition and approval of the Director of the Law, Science & Technology Program and the Registrar.