The Minor in Innovation and Law, offered by the Interdisciplinary Engineering Program , provides students the opportunity to learn the basics of legal framework and laws that impact the practices of technology industry and venture development. The program also familiarizes students with the entrepreneurial process and teaches students how to analyze the legal, philosophical, and economic rationales behind defining and protecting intellectual property rights. This minor expands students’ educational and career pathways in the legal profession in the areas of technology-related laws.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.