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Paralegal Studies Degree PS13

The Paralegal Studies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for introductory positions in the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Present official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores.
  2. Be at least 16 years old.
  3. Meet minimum test scores.

Curriculum Outline

(70 Credit Hours)

FIRST SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

SEMN1000 - First Semester Seminar

 

1

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

 

3

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

 

3

MAT 1100 - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

or

MAT 1101 - Mathematical Modeling

or

MAT 1111 - College Algebra

3

 

(3)

 

(3)

XXXXxxxx - Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

 

3

SECOND SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking

 

3

PARA 1100 - Introduction to Law and Ethics

 

3

XXXX xxxx - General Core Elective

 

 

3

XXXX xxxx - Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective

 

3

THIRD SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

PARA 1105 - Legal Research and Legal Writing I

3

PARA 1115 - Family Law

 

 

3

PARA 1125 - Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

3

PARA 1145 - Law Office Management

 

3

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

PARA 1120 - Real Estate Law

 

 

3

PARA 1135 - Wills, Trust, Probate, and Administration

3

PARA 1140 - Tort Law

 

 

 

3

PARA xxxx - Occupational Guided Electives

 

3

FIFTH SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

PARA 1110 - Legal Research and Legal Writing II

3

PARA 1150 - Contracts, Commercial Law and Business Organizations

3

PARA 1130 - Civil Litigation

 

 

3

PARA xxxx - Occupational Guided Electives

 

3

SIXTH SEMESTER

 

 

 

Hrs

PARA 2210 - Paralegal Internship I

 

6

PARA xxxx - Occupational Guided Electives

 

3

OCCUPATIONAL GUIDED ELECTIVES OPTIONS

Hrs

PARA 1205 - Constitutional Law

3

PARA 1210 - Legal and Policy issues in Healthcare

3

PARA 1215 - Administrative Law

3

PARA 2205 - Advanced Legal Research and Writing

3

PARA 2215 - Paralegal Internship II

6

HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS ELECTIVES OPTIONS

Hrs

ARTS 1101 - Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2130 - American Literature

3

HUMN 1101 - Introduction to Humanities

3

MUSC 1101 - Music Appreciation

3

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE OPTIONS

Hrs

ECON 1101 - Principle of Economics

3

ECON 2105 - Macroeconomics

3

ECON 2106 - Microeconomics

3

HIST 1111 - World History I

3

HIST 1112 - World History II

3

HIST 2111 - American History I

3

HIST 2112 - American History II

3

POLS 1101 - American Government

3

PSYC 1101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 1150 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

PSYC 2103 - Human Development

3

SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

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