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.
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.