Undergraduate History Additional Programs

Double Majors in the Patent Law

The purpose of these double majors is to ensure that students interested in pursuing a career as a

  • patent agent or patent examiner (in historical terminology, a patent clerk) 
  • patent lawyer

Students who complete one of these double majors will find themselves fully prepared for these promising and expanding professions. With these double majors, students are able to approach the patent bar —the exam that allows anyone with a BS or sufficient specialized credits to become a patent examiner—with confidence about both the technical questions (through the Applied Physics major) and the legal premises by which patents are or are not granted (through the LTC major).  This sort of preparation is particularly promising since the average salary for a patent examiner, with no further education, is $75,000.   Furthermore, this course of study will prepare students who hope to continue on to law school.  The double majors, and the evidence they provide that these students can analyze technical and legal material, will make students prepared through this particularly appealing to law schools.  The average salary for a patent lawyer, with only three years of education beyond the Bachelor's Degree, is $250,000.  

Applied Physics and LTC

In order to expedite the double major, we propose counting applied physics courses in the “Law-Related Course” portion of the LTC major.  Currently, the LTC major requires students to take three “Legal Foundations” courses, four “Law, Technology and Culture” courses, a co-op, a specialized senior seminar, and six “Law-Related courses.”  For students pursuing the double major, we would count six applied physics courses in the “Law-Related Courses” section of the major. This would ensure that students would fully complete all the traditional requirements for a applied physics major.  For LTC students on the patent law track, applied physics training would be considered “law-related” and replace six more traditional law-related courses.   Both curriculums (astronomy concentration and optical science and engineering concentration) are listed below.

B.S. Double Major in Applied Physics and Law, Technology & Culture-Astronomy Option (127 credits minimum)

 

B.S. Double Major in Applied Physics and Law, Technology & Culture-Astronomy Option (127 credits minimum)

 

 

HUM 101

English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 111

Physics I (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 111A

Physics I Laboratory (0-2-1)

 

 

Math 111

Calculus I (4-1-4)

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CS 113

Introduction to Computer Science (3-0-3) or

 

CS 115

Intro. to CS I in C++ (3-0-3)

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Chem 121

Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I (3-0-3) or

 

Chem 125

General Chemistry I (3-0-3)

 

 

Fresh Sem

(Freshman Seminar) (1-0-0) 

2nd Semester:

 

 

Phys 114

Introduction to Data Reduction with Applications (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 121

Physics II (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 121A

Physics II Laboratory (0-2-1)

 

 

Math 112

Calculus II (4-1-4)

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Chem 122

Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II (3-0-3) or

 

Chem 126

General Chemistry II (3-0-3)

 

 

Chem 124

General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)

 

 

Elective

(Physical Education: GUR) (0-1-1) 

SECOND YEAR:
1st. Semester:

 

 

Math 211

Calculus III A (3-0-3)

 

 

Math 225

Survey of Probability and Statistics (1-0-1)

 

 

Phys 234

Physics III (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 231A

Physics III Laboratory (0-2-1)

 

 

Hist 213 or HIST 214

20th Century World (3-0-3) 

 

 

HUM 102

English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Physical Education: GUR) (0-1-1) 

2nd Semester:

 

 

Math 222

Differential Equations (4-0-4)

 

 

Math 328

Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 335

Introductory Thermodynamics (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Legal Foundations) (3-0-3) 

 

 

Elective

(Legal Foundations) (3-0-3) 

THIRD YEAR:
Astronomy & Astrophysics Option
1st Semester:

 

 

Phys 418

Fundamentals of Optical Imaging (2-2-3)

 

 

Phys 432

Electromagnetism I (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 320

Astronomy and Astrophysics I (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Legal Foundations) (3-0-3) 

 

 

Phys 430

Classical Mechanics I (3-0-3)

2nd Semester:

 

 

Phys 433

Electromagnetism II (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 321

Astronomy and Astrophysics II (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Math) (3-0-3) 

 

 

HSS 404

Senior Seminar in Law, Technology and Culture (GUR) (3-0-3) 

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IT 400

IT 331

IT 332

Information Technology and the Law (3-0-3) 

Privacy and Information Technology (3-0-3)

Digital Crime (3-0-3)

 

 

Hist 310

Co-op in Law, Technology and Culture (3-0-3) 

FOURTH YEAR:
Astronomy & Astrophysics Option
1st Semester:

 

 

Phys 420

Special Relativity (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 442

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Math/Phys/CS) 

 

 

IE 447

Legal Aspects of Engineering (3-0-3) 

 

 

Elective

(Management: GUR) (3-0-3) 

2nd Semester:

 

 

Phys 322

Observational Astronomy (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 421

General Relativity (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 450

Advanced Physics Laboratory (1-4-3)

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Hist 375

EvSc 325

R790:382

Legal Issues in Environmental History (3-0-3)

Environmental Law (3-0-3)

Environmental Politics and Policy (3-0-3)

 

 

Hist 378

Medicine and Law in Modern America (3-0-3) 

 

B.S. in Applied Physics and Law, Technology & Culture- Optical Science

and Engineering Concentration (127 credits)

FIRST YEAR:
1st Semester:

 

 

HUM 101

English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 111

Physics I (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 111A

Physics I Laboratory (0-2-1)

 

 

Math 111

Calculus I (4-1-4)

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CS 113

Introduction to Computer Science (3-0-3) or

 

CS 115

Intro. to CS I in C++ (3-0-3)

 

 

Chem 125

General Chemistry I (3-0-3)

 

 

Fresh Sem

(Freshman Seminar) (1-0-0) 

2nd Semester:

 

 

Phys 114

Introduction to Data Reduction with Applications (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 121

Physics II (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 121A

Physics II Laboratory (0-2-1)

 

 

Math 112

Calculus II (4-1-4)

 

 

Chem 126

General Chemistry II (3-0-3)

 

 

Chem 124

General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)

 

 

Elective

(Physical Education: GUR) (0-1-1) 

SECOND YEAR:
1st Semester:

 

 

Math 211

Calculus III A (3-0-3)

 

 

Math 225

Survey of Probability and Statistics (1-0-1)

 

 

Phys 234

Physics III (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 231A

Physics III Laboratory (0-2-1)

 

 

HUM 102

English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Legal Foundations) (3-0-3) 

 

 

Elective

(Physical Education: GUR) (0-1-1) 

2nd Semester:

 

 

Math 222

Differential Equations (4-0-4)

 

 

Math 328

Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 335

Introductory Thermodynamics (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Legal Foundations) (3-0-3) 

 

 

Hist 213

20th Century World (3-0-3) 

THIRD YEAR:
Optical Science Option

1st Semester:

 

 

OPSE 301

Introduction to Optical Science and Engineering (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 418

Fundamentals of Optical Imaging (2-2-3)

 

 

Phys 430

Classical Mechanics I (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 432

Electromagnetism I (3-0-3)

 

 

Hist 310

Co-op in Law, Technology and Culture (3-0-3) 

2nd Semester:

 

 

Phys 433

Electromagnetism II (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 446

Solid State Physics (3-0-3)

 

 

OPSE 402

High Power Laser and Photonics Applications (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Legal Foundations) (3-0-3) 

 

 

Hist 378

Medicine and Law in Modern America (3-0-3) 

 

 

Elective

(Phys/OPSE) (3-0-3) 

FOURTH YEAR:
Optical Science Option

1st Semester:

 

 

Phys 442

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (3-0-3)

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IT 400

IT 331

IT 332

Information Technology and the Law (3-0-3) 

Privacy and Information Technology (3-0-3)

Digital Crime (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Management) (3-0-3) 

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Hist 375

EvSc 325

R790:382

Legal Issues in Environmental History (3-0-3)

Environmental Law (3-0-3)

Environmental Politics and Policy (3-0-3)

 

 

Elective

(Phys/OPSE/EE) (3-0-3) 

 

 

 

 

2nd Semester:

 

 

OPSE 310

Virtual Instrumentation (3-0-3)

 

 

Phys 450

Advanced Physics Laboratory (1-4-3)

 

 

Elective

(Phys/EE) (3-0-3) 

 

 

IE 447

Legal Aspects of Engineering (3-0-3) 

 

 

HSS 404

Senior Seminar in Law, Technology and Culture (GUR) (3-0-3)