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Program Requirements

Paralegal: Associate in Applied Science

Minimum Credits for Graduation: 63

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First Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 16  
ACCT101, Principles of Accounting I
4 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
ECON101, Introduction to Economics
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
OR ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics
Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
OR ECON121, Principles of Macroeconomics
Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
ENGL100, Academic Writing I*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PARA101, Introduction to Paralegalism*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su

Second Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 15  
BUAD201, Business Law I*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
ENGL101, Academic Writing II
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PARA130, Legal Research and Drafting*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
SOCI101, Introduction to Sociology
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
Science Elective
ASTR, ASTR Elective
BIOL, BIOL Elective
CHEM, CHEM Elective
ENVS101, Biological Resource Conservation
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment
ENVS295, Global Seminar
GEOL, GEOL Elective
METR, METR Elective
PHSC, PHSC Elective

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Third Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 15  
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
OR ENGL103, Report Writing
Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PARA205, Litigation/Civil Procedure*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PARA210, Real Estate/Property Law*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
Mathematics Elective
MATH1, MATH1 Elective
MATH2, MATH2 Elective

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Unrestricted Elective
ACAD, ACAD Elective
ACCT, ACCT Elective
ANTH, ANTH Elective
ARAB, ARAB Elective
ART, ART Elective
ASTR, ASTR Elective
BIOL, BIOL Elective
BUAD, BUAD Elective
CAPS, CAPS Elective
CDSC, CDSC Elective
CFOR, CFOR Elective
CHEM, CHEM Elective
CHIN, CHIN Elective
CIS, CIS Elective
COMM, COMM Elective
CONT, CONT Elective
COOP, COOP Elective
COOP, COOP Elective
CRJU, CRJU Elective
CSCI, CSCI Elective
CSS, CSS Elective
DRAF, DRAF Elective
ECHD, ECHD Elective
ECON, ECON Elective
EDUC, EDUC Elective
ELEC, ELEC Elective
EMT, EMT Elective
ENGL ELEC, English Elective
ENGL1, ENGL1 Elective
ENGL2, ENGL2 Elective
ENSC, ENSC Elective
ENVS, ENVS Elective
ESL, ESL Elective
ESOL1, ESOL1 Elective
FITN, FITN Elective
FREN, FREN Elective
FSS, FSS Elective
GEOG, GEOG Elective
GEOL, GEOL Elective
GERM, GERM Elective
HLTH, HLTH Elective
HRMG, HRMG Elective
HSTY, HSTY Elective
HUMN, HUMN Elective
HUMS, HUMS Elective
IED, IED Elective
INTD, INTD Elective
IRM, IRM Elective
MATH ELEC, Mathematics Elective
MATH1, MATH1 Elective
MATH2, MATH2 Elective
METR, METR Elective
MUSI, MUSI Elective
NURS, NURS Elective
OFFC, OFFC Elective
PARA, PARA Elective
PARC, PARC Elective
PHIL, PHIL Elective
PHSC, PHSC Elective
POSC, POSC Elective
PSED, PSED Elective
PSYC, PSYC Elective
RDNG1, RDNG1 Elective
RECR, RECR Elective
REST, REST Elective
RUSN, RUSN Elective
SOCE, SOCE Elective
SOCI, SOCI Elective
SPAN, SPAN Elective
SPMT, SPMT Elective
TOUR, TOUR Elective
UNRE, UNRE Elective
WGST, WGST Elective
WINE, WINE Elective
WOST, WOST Elective

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Fourth Semester

Course Credits Schedule
Minimum Total Semester Credits 17  
ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PARA215, Family Law/Domestic Relations*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PARA220, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PARA230, Paralegal Internship*
2 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
PARA231, Paralegal Seminar*
3 Fa, Wi, Sp, Su
Unrestricted Elective
ACAD, ACAD Elective
ACCT, ACCT Elective
ANTH, ANTH Elective
ARAB, ARAB Elective
ART, ART Elective
ASTR, ASTR Elective
BIOL, BIOL Elective
BUAD, BUAD Elective
CAPS, CAPS Elective
CDSC, CDSC Elective
CFOR, CFOR Elective
CHEM, CHEM Elective
CHIN, CHIN Elective
CIS, CIS Elective
COMM, COMM Elective
CONT, CONT Elective
COOP, COOP Elective
COOP, COOP Elective
CRJU, CRJU Elective
CSCI, CSCI Elective
CSS, CSS Elective
DRAF, DRAF Elective
ECHD, ECHD Elective
ECON, ECON Elective
EDUC, EDUC Elective
ELEC, ELEC Elective
EMT, EMT Elective
ENGL ELEC, English Elective
ENGL1, ENGL1 Elective
ENGL2, ENGL2 Elective
ENSC, ENSC Elective
ENVS, ENVS Elective
ESL, ESL Elective
ESOL1, ESOL1 Elective
FITN, FITN Elective
FREN, FREN Elective
FSS, FSS Elective
GEOG, GEOG Elective
GEOL, GEOL Elective
GERM, GERM Elective
HLTH, HLTH Elective
HRMG, HRMG Elective
HSTY, HSTY Elective
HUMN, HUMN Elective
HUMS, HUMS Elective
IED, IED Elective
INTD, INTD Elective
IRM, IRM Elective
MATH ELEC, Mathematics Elective
MATH1, MATH1 Elective
MATH2, MATH2 Elective
METR, METR Elective
MUSI, MUSI Elective
NURS, NURS Elective
OFFC, OFFC Elective
PARA, PARA Elective
PARC, PARC Elective
PHIL, PHIL Elective
PHSC, PHSC Elective
POSC, POSC Elective
PSED, PSED Elective
PSYC, PSYC Elective
RDNG1, RDNG1 Elective
RECR, RECR Elective
REST, REST Elective
RUSN, RUSN Elective
SOCE, SOCE Elective
SOCI, SOCI Elective
SPAN, SPAN Elective
SPMT, SPMT Elective
TOUR, TOUR Elective
UNRE, UNRE Elective
WGST, WGST Elective
WINE, WINE Elective
WOST, WOST Elective

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A “C” or better grade is required in BUAD 201, ENGL 100, PARA 101, PARA 130, PARA 205, PARA 210, PARA 215, PARA 220, PARA 230 and PARA 231.

A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a three credit liberal arts elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Any student wishing to complete the program in three semesters must take PARA 101 and PARA 130 concurrently in the first semester. Alternative program requirements plans are available for students intending to transfer, honors college students, and students with prior college credits or degrees.

PARA 230: A student with prior experience working under the supervision of a lawyer may apply to waive or obtain life experience credit for PARA 230. Information and forms are on the PAW (Paralegal Advising Webpage).

Unrestricted Electives: Students should select elective courses from subject areas in which they intend to seek employment. PARA 213 Constitutional Law, PARA 216 Legal Aspect of Evidence, or PARA 225 Criminal Law and Procedure can be taken to satisfy these requirements.

*Grade of C or better is required