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 broadly-based liberal arts and specialized education for paralegals/legal assistants. Program graduates will be qualified to work under the supervision of an attorney. The program does not train lawyers or legal administrators. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
|Required courses in the second major *|
|PSCI 222||Introduction to Law||3|
|PSCI 223||LEGAL RESEARCH||3|
|PSCI 310||LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT||3|
|PSCI 322||Civil Procedure||3|
|PSCI 426||PARALEGAL INTERNSHIP||3|
|PSCI 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|
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 month prior to the semester the student plans to participate in the internship.
Other information for First and Second Majors, Paralegal Studies Major
Courses in the Paralegal Studies Major are designated PS-R=required paralegal specialty course; PS-E=elective paralegal specialty courses.