Academics

Paralegal Studies

If you have an interest in working under the supervision of a lawyer or court, completing research, conducting investigations, and keeping records, majoring in Paralegal Studies is your ticket to professional success.

This program offers a combination of general education and paralegal courses that prepares graduates to meet the growing demand for trained paralegals in law offices, casinos, real estate offices, probation departments, prosecutors’ offices, insurance companies and private businesses.

Year 1
Fall Semester

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
PL 101  Introduction to the Legal System (3 cr)
PL 104  Introduction to Legal Research & Writing (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) (MA 109 or higher; excluding MA 115)

Spring Semester
AC 103  Accounting Principles I (4 cr)
BU 109  Business Law I (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
PL 105  Civil Litigation (3 cr)
PL 221  Advanced Legal Research & Writing (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

PL 206  Administration of Estates (3 cr)
PL 208  Legal Office Management (3 cr)
PS 201  American Federal Government (3 cr) or
PS 203  State and Local Government (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective with Lab (4 cr)

Spring Semester
PL 203  Mechanics of Family Transactions (3 cr)
PL 205  Principles of Family Law (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  62

The Spanish option of the Paralegal Studies program prepares students working as Paralegals to serve Spanish-speaking clients.

Year 1
Fall Semester

EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
LS 101  Elementary Spanish I (3 cr)
PL 101  Introduction to the Legal System (3 cr)
PL 104  Introduction to Legal Research & Writing (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) (MA 109 or higher; excluding MA 115)

Spring Semester
BU 109  Business Law I (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
LS 102  Elementary Spanish II
PL 105  Civil Litigation (3 cr)
PL 221  Advanced Legal Research & Writing (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
LS 201  Intermediate Spanish I (3 cr)
PL 206  Administration of Estates (3 cr)
PL 208  Legal Office Management (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective with Lab (4 cr)

Spring Semester
GE 110  Cultural Geography (3 cr)
HI 113  Latin American History (3 cr)
LS 202  Intermediate Spanish II (3 cr)
PL 203  Mechanics of Family Transactions (3 cr)
PL 205  Principles of Family Law (3 cr)

Total Credits  61