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 222Introduction to Law3
PSCI 223LEGAL RESEARCH3
PSCI 310LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT3
PSCI 322Civil Procedure3
PSCI 426PARALEGAL INTERNSHIP3
PSCI 427TORTS AND PERSONAL INJURY LAW3
9 sh from the following:9
Constitutional Law for Paralegals
BANKRUPTCY FOR PARALEGALS
Probate
Business Law for Paralegals
Criminal Law & Procedure
Family Law
REAL ESTATE LAW FOR PARALEGALS
Total Hours27
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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.

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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.