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Paralegal Studies (AS)


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Admission Program Objective Code PARA
State CIP Code 1722030200

General Education


Select one course from each category; see the AS Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for specific course listings:

  • ____ ____ Communication Skills 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Humanities 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Natural Sciences 4 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Additional General Education Credits 2 Credit Hours

Total General Education Credits Required: 18


Total Core Credits Required: 27


Total Technical Elective Credits Required: 15


Total Program Credits Required: 60


Suggested Two Year Academic Plan


This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester.

Paralegal Studies (AS) (PARA)
First Year
Fall Semester
PLA 1003 - Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3 Credit Hours  
ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 Credit Hours ♦ ▲ ¶  
Mathematics General Education - 3 Credit Hours
Technical Elective 3 Credit Hours
PLA 1005 - Legal Terminology 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  15
Spring Semester
BUL 2241 - Business Law I 3 Credit Hours  
PLA 1114 - Legal Research and Writing 3 Credit Hours  
Humanities General Education - 3 Credit Hours
Social Science General Education - 3 Credit Hours
PLA 1013 - Introduction to the Legal System 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  15
Summer Semester
Technical Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Additional General Education Credits - 2 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  5
Second Year
Fall Semester
PLA 2273 - Tort Law 3 Credit Hours  
Science General Education - 4 Credit Hours
PLA 1600 - Wills, Trusts, and Probate 3 Credit Hours  
Technical Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Technical Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  16
Spring Semester
PLA 1203 - Civil Procedure 3 Credit Hours  
PLA 1800 - Introduction to Family Law 3 Credit Hours   
Technical Elective - 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  9
Total Program Hours:  60

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