Paralegal Studies Second Major
The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies is career-specific because it is designed to prepare people to work in support of attorneys. The program stresses the fundamentals of legal research, family law, probate, civil procedure, business organizations, law office management, real estate law, and constitutional law. The paralegal studies program provides a broad-based liberal arts and specialized education for paralegals/legal assistants.
|Required courses in the second major *|
|PLGL 222||Introduction to Law||3|
|PLGL 223||Legal Research||3|
|PLGL 310||Law Office Management||3|
|PLGL 322||Civil Procedure||3|
|PLGL 426||Paralegal Internship||3|
|PLGL 427||Torts and Personal Injury Law||3|
|9 sh from the following:||9|
|Constitutional Law for Paralegals|
|Bankruptcy For Paralegals|
|Business Law for Paralegals|
|Criminal Law & Procedure|
|Real Estate Law for Paralegals|
A declared Paralegal Studies Student must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all Paralegal Studies Major courses.
Note: In addition to fulfilling these requirements, students majoring in Paralegal Studies must submit a portfolio of their work in Paralegal Studies courses and complete a survey on their experiences in the program.
Paralegal students must complete an internship of 160 hours. Students must contact the Program Director at least two months prior to the semester the student plans to participate in the internship. PLGL 311, Constitutional Law for Paralegals, is not a legal specialty course for internship qualification purposes.
Other information for First and Second Majors, Paralegal Studies Major
Courses in the Paralegal Studies Major are designated as:
- PS-R=required paralegal specialty course, PLGL 222, 223, 310, 322, 426, 427
- PS-E=elective paralegal specialty course, PLGL 312, 321, 323, 324, 325, 328
- NPS=non paralegal specialty course, PLGL 311