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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Paralegal Studies, A.S.

To qualify for the Associate in Science (with Paralegal Certificate) a student must

Attain a grade point average of at least 2.0, with a minimum of 60 credits in academic courses. At least 30 of the credits must be earned in liberal arts courses and 25 credits in Paralegal Studies. Each course in the paralegal studies major must be passed with a C (2.0) or better. Before any Paralegal Studies courses are taken, permission of the Program is required, and the student must complete 12 credits of general education courses with a GPA of at least 2.0. Both WRT 110W - Academic Writing I  and POL 110 - Power and Politics in America  are required.


Electives may include such courses as Civil Litigation II, Commercial Real Estate, Contracts, Criminal Law, Elder Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Insurance Law, Internship (strongly recommended for students who have little or no experience in a law office), Healthcare Law; Legal Research and Writing II; Pensions and Employee Benefits; Taxation; Title Search; and Workouts; Foreclosures and Bankruptcy.

Academic Groups

A minimum of 6 credits from each of the three academic groups listed for the A.A. degree:

Group I: Humanities and Arts:

Group II: Laboratory Science/ Mathematics:

  • One laboratory science
  • One college-level mathematics course

Group III: Social Sciences: