Paralegal Studies - Associate of Applied Science

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
This degree requires courses from Areas I, IV, V, and VI students must select one course from the remaining areas to complete General Education requirements13
Area I: Communications
Composition I (C or better)4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Choose one from the following for three credits:
Human Growth and Behavior3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Area V: Humanities
Choose any "G" course from the PHIL, HIST, or ENGL prefix 1
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose any "G" course from the ARTH, ARTS, MUSC or THEA prefix 1
General Education Elective
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
or COMM 1130G Public Speaking
Related Requirements
BLAW 2110Business Law I3
OATS 105Business English3
or OATS 106 Business Mathematics
Choose one from the following:3
Word Processing I3
Word Processing II3
Introduction to Information Systems3
Major Requirements 2
PL S 160Legal System for the Paralegal3
PL S 180Constitutional Law for the Paralegal3
PL S 190Criminal Law for the Paralegal3
PL S 200Legal Ethics for the Paralegal3
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
PL S 277Family Law for the Paralegal3
PL S 278Litigation for the Paralegal3
PL S 279Legal Research and Writing for the Paralegal II3
PL S 280Interviewing and Investigation for the Paralegal3
Choose onf from the following:3
Introduction to Criminal Justice3
American National Government3
Any three credit PL S course not listed as a major requirement above
Total Credits61

A Suggested Plan of Study

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and/or course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
OATS 105
Business English
or Business Mathematics
Choose one from the following: 3
Human Growth and Behavior  
Introduction to Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
BLAW 2110 Business Law I 3
PL S 160 Legal System for the Paralegal 3
PL S 180 Constitutional Law for the Paralegal 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
COMM 1115G
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
Choose one from the following: 3
Word Processing I  
Word Processing II  
Introduction to Information Systems  
PL S 200 Legal Ethics for the Paralegal 3
PL S 274 Legal Research and Writing for the Paralegal I 3
Second Year
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
PL S 190 Criminal Law for the Paralegal 3
PL S 231 The Law of Commerce for the Paralegal 3
PL S 275 Tort and Insurance for the Paralegal 3
PL S 277 Family Law for the Paralegal 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 1 3
PL S 278 Litigation for the Paralegal 3
PL S 279 Legal Research and Writing for the Paralegal II 3
PL S 280 Interviewing and Investigation for the Paralegal 3
Choose one Elective Course from the following: 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
American National Government  
Any PL S course not already taken as a major requirement
 Total Credits61