Paralegal Studies - Associate of Applied Science

PL S courses, even with the same title, will not replace or substitute for Criminal Justice courses on the Criminal Justice degree plan.

A grade of C- or better is required in all courses.

Total Credits Required for the Degree: 61

ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
or ACCT 200 A Survey of Accounting
BOT 213Word Processing I3
COLL 101College/Life Success1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication3
or ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
GOVT 100GAmerican National Government3
PL S 160Legal System for the Paralegal3
PL S 190Criminal Law for the Paralegal3
or C J 205 Criminal Law
PL S 200Legal Ethics for the Paralegal3
PL S 221Internship I 12-4
PL S 231The Law of Commerce for the Paralegal3
PL S 274Legal Research and Writing for the Paralegal I3
PL S 275Tort and Insurance for the Paralegal3
or PL S 276 Wills, Trusts, and Probate for the Paralegal
PL S 278Litigation for the Paralegal3
PL S 279Legal Research and Writing for the Paralegal II3
Select one from the following: 3
Intermediate Algebra3
College Algebra3
Business Mathematics3
Select one from the following: 3
Introduction to Psychology3
Human Relations3
Introductory Sociology3
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy3
The Art of Wondering3
Informal Logic3
Paralegal Electives
Select from the following: 6
Courts and the Criminal Justice System (Alamogordo only)3
Immigration Law3
Internship II 11-3
Family Law for the Paralegal3
Total Credits61
1

 A maximum of 6 credits of PL S 221 or PL S 222 may be applied toward a degree.

Paralegal Studies MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ACCT 221
Principles of Accounting I (Financial)
or A Survey of Accounting
3
COLL 101 College/Life Success 1
COMM 253G
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
GOVT 100G American National Government 3
PL S 160 Legal System for the Paralegal 3
 Credits17
Spring
BOT 213 Word Processing I 3
MATH 120
Intermediate Algebra
or College Algebra
or Business Mathematics
3
PL S 190
Criminal Law for the Paralegal
or Criminal Law
3
PL S 200 Legal Ethics for the Paralegal 3
PL S 274 Legal Research and Writing for the Paralegal I 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
PHIL 101G
The Art of Wondering
or Introduction to Philosophy
or Informal Logic
3
PL S 221 Internship I 2-4
PL S 231 The Law of Commerce for the Paralegal 3
PL S 275
Tort and Insurance for the Paralegal
or Wills, Trusts, and Probate for the Paralegal
3
Elective 1 3
 Credits14
Spring
ENGL 203G
Business and Professional Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
3
PL S 278 Litigation for the Paralegal 3
PL S 279 Legal Research and Writing for the Paralegal II 3
PSY 201G
Introduction to Psychology
or Human Relations
or Introductory Sociology
3
Elective 1 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits61
1

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