Paralegal Studies, A.S.

2017-2018 Catalog

2278: A.S. Degree in Paralegal Studies (64 Credit Hours)

CIP: 22.0302

FL CIP: 1722030200

SOC: 23-2011

The Paralegal Studies program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in law-related areas. While paralegals typically are found in law firms, they also are utilized by government agencies, insurance companies, bank trust departments, corporations, and the court system. Dedicated, motivated students will graduate with an Associate in Science degree in Paralegal Studies and with qualifications to sit for the Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant Exam administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants.


Program Core Courses

PLA 1003Introduction to the Paralegal Field3
OST 1100Introduction to Word3
OST 2335Business Communications3
OST 1110Intermediate Word3
PLA 2800Laws of Family Relations3
BUL 2241Business Law I3
PLA 1104Legal Research and Writing3
PLA 2610Real Estate Law and Property Transactions3
PLA 2201Litigation Procedures3
PLA 1949Work Experience I3

PLA 1949 prerequisites: ENC 1101 Freshman Composition Skills I, PLA 1003 Introduction to Legal Technology, PLA 1104 Legal Research and Writing I.

Program Electives (select 19 credits)

CGS 1100Microcomputer Applications3
OST 1384Customer Service3
OST 2717Advanced Word3
MAN 2021Principles of Management3
OST 2401Office Administration I3
ACG 2071Managerial Accounting3
CGS 2103Spreadsheet Applications3
CET 1171Introduction to Computer Technology3
OST 2402Office Administration II3
ACO 1807Payroll Accounting3
ACG 2021Financial Accounting3
CJL 2130Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures 3
CGS 2557Internet Technologies3
PLA 2273Torts3
PLA 2600Wills, Trusts and Probate Administration 3
PLA 2114Legal Research and Writing II3
BUL 2242Business Organizations and Debtor/Creditor Relations3
GEB 2430Ethics in Management3
ENC 1102Freshman Composition Skills II**3
ECO 2023Principles of Economics - Micro3
GEB 1011Introduction to Business3
MAR 2011Principles of Marketing3
COP 1030Fundamental Programming Concepts3
CGS 1820Web Programming3
CTS 2120Security Fundamentals3
CGS 2540Database Management Systems3
CIS 2321Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design3

General Education Courses

ENC 1101Freshman Composition Skills I**3
One of the following:
MAC 1105College Algebra**3
MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry**5
MGF 1106Liberal Arts Mathematics**3
MGF 1107Mathematical Explorations**3
STA 2023Elementary Statistics**3
STA 2023HHonors Elementary Statistics**3
One of the following:
ARH 1000Art Appreciation3
HUM 1020Introduction to the Humanities3
LIT 1000Introduction to Literature3
MUL 1010Music Appreciation3
PHI 2010Introduction to Philosophy3
THE 1000Theatre Appreciation3
One of the following:
AMH 2020United States History Since 18773
ANT 2000Introduction to Anthropology3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics - Macro3
POS 2041American National Government3
PSY 2012General Psychology3
PSY 2012HHonors General Psychology3
SYG 2000Introductory Sociology3
One of the following:
AST 1002Descriptive Astronomy3
BSC 1005Introduction to Biology3
BSC 2010Integrated Principles of Biology I3
BSC 2085Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
CHM 1020Chemistry for Liberal Studies4
CHM 2045General Chemistry I3
ESC 1000Earth Science3
EVR 1001Introduction to Environmental Science3
EVR 1001HIntroduction to Environmental Science Honors3
PHY 1020Elementary Physics for the Nonscience Majors3
PHY 1053CGeneral Physics I with Lab4
PHY 2048CGeneral Physics with Calculus I with Lab5

Total Credit Hours: 64


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