Program Outline

Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Studies – Degree Program
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Program Description

The Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students for positions in the paralegal profession. The knowledge and skills emphasized in this program include ethical obligations; research in state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; family law matters; basic concepts of real property law, criminal law and procedure, civil litigation, tort law, substantive contracts, commercial law and business organizations; and wills, trusts, administration and probate. The program of study provides students with specialized legal knowledge and skills required to assist lawyers in the delivery of legal services.

Courses   Credits
  General Studies Courses  

ENGL 1101

Composition and Rhetoric

3

HUMN 1101

Introduction to Humanities

3

MATH 1100

Quantitative Skills and Reasoning OR

 

MATH 1101

Mathematical Modeling OR

 

MATH 1111

College Algebra

3

SPCH 1101

Public Speaking (3)

 

ECON 1101 Principles of Economics (3) OR  

SOCI 1101

Introduction to Sociology

3

PSYC 1101

Introduction to Psychology

3

  Technical Courses  

COMP 1000

Introduction to Computers

3

PARA 1100

Introduction to Law and Ethics

3

PARA 1105

Legal Research and Legal Writing I

3

PARA 1110

Legal Research and Legal Writing II

3

PARA 1115

Family Law

3

PARA 1120

Real Estate Law

3

PARA 1125

Criminal Law and Criminal Procedures

3

PARA 1130

Civil Litigation

3

PARA 1135

Wills, Trusts, Probate and Administration

3

PARA 1140

Tort Law

3

PARA 1145

Law Office Management

3

PARA 1150

Contracts, Commercial Law, and Business Organizations

3

PARA 2210

Paralegal Internship I

6

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Technical Electives

9

  MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS FOR GRADUATION
69