Academics

Paralegal/Pre-Law Requirements      

B.S. in Paralegal/Pre-Law Studies (124 hours)
The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree:

  1. 56 hours: General Education

  2. 9 hours: Requisites for the Major

    PAR 100 Introduction to Paralegal/Pre-Law Studies
    PAR 200 Legal Research and Writing I
    PAR 201 Legal Research and Writing II

  3. 21 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    PAR 300 Civil Litigation Practice
    PAR 310 Criminal Law for Paralegal/Pre-Laws
    PAR 340 Family Law
    PAR 350 The Law of Contracts
    PAR 495 Internship
    PAR _____
    PAR _____

  1. 38 hours: Electives


A.S. in Paralegal/Pre-Law Studies (61 hours)
The following courses are required for the Associates degree:

  1. 34 hours: General Education

  2. 21 hours: Requisites for the Major

    PAR 100 Introduction to Paralegal/Pre-Law Studies
    PAR 200 Legal Research and Writing I
    PAR 201 Legal Research and Writing II
    PAR _____
    PAR _____
    PAR _____
    PAR _____

  3. 9 hours: Electives


Minor in Paralegal/Pre-Law Studies (15 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. PAR 100 Introduction to Paralegal/Pre-Law Studies

  2. PAR 200 Legal Research and Writing I

  3. PAR 201 Legal Research and Writing II

  4. PAR _____

  5. PAR _____


Certificate in Paralegal and Pre-law Studies (21 hours traditional format or 24 hours online format)
For those students with a Bachelor's degree who are computer literate, the following courses are required:

  1. PAR 100 Introduction to Paralegal/Pre-Law Studies

  2. PAR 200 Legal Research and Writing I

  3. PAR 201 Legal Research and Writing II

  4. PAR _____

  5. PAR _____

  6. PAR _____

  7. PAR _____

The Certificate in Paralegal and Pre-law Studies is also offered in an online format . Students who pursue the online option are also required to take PAR 299 Paralegal and Prelaw Studies Orientation. This requirement may be waived with the Program Director’s consent, however.


Other Information for Paralegal and Pre-law Students

A portfolio program has been established and is required of all paralegal graduates. See the program director for details. The student will work in a law-related environment gaining training with an attorney and staff. This will provide exposure to the real working environment of legal assistants/paralegal professionals.