Paralegal Studies

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

CIP: 22.0302
FL CIP: 1722030200
SOC: 23-2011
Entry Wage: $12.54/hour

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

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

PLA 1003

Introduction to the Paralegal Field

3

BUL 2241

Business Law I

3

OST 1100

Introduction to Word

3

OST 2335

Business Communications

3

OST 1110

Intermediate Word

3

PLA 1104

Legal Research and Writing I

3

PLA 2610

Real Estate Law and Property Transactions

3

PLA 2201

Litigation Procedures

3

PLA 2800

Laws of Family Relations

3

PLA 1949

Co-op Work Experience1

3

Program Electives (select 19 credits)

OST 2717

Advanced Word

3

PLA 2273

Torts

3

PLA 2600

Wills, Trusts and Probate Administration

3

PLA 2114

Legal Research and Writing II

3

BUL2242

Business Organizations and Debtor/Creditor Relations

3

GEB 2430

Ethics in Management or

3

OST 1384

Customer Service

 

ENC 1102

Freshman Composition Skills II

3

ECO 2023

Principles of Economics - Micro

3

GEB 1011

Introduction to Business

3

MAN 2021

Principles of Management

3

MNA 2141

Basic Leadership/Supervisory Skills

3

MAR 2011

Principles of Marketing

3

COP 1332

Programming in Visual Basic.net

3

COP 1030

Fundamental Programming Concepts

3

CGS 1820

Web Programming

3

CTS 2120

Security Fundamentals

3

CGS 2540

Database Management Systems

3

CGS 2103

Spreadsheet Applications

3

CIS 2321

Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design

3

CGS 2871

Multimedia Computer Applications

3


General Education Courses

ENC 1101

Freshman Composition Skills I

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

MAC 1105

College Algebra

3

MAC 2311

Calculus I with Analytical Geometry

5

MGF 1106

Liberal Arts Mathematics

3

MGF 1107

Mathematical Explorations

3

STA 2023

Elementary Statistics

3

STA 2023H

Honors Elementary Statistics

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

ARH 1000

Art Appreciation

3

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities

3

LIT 1000

Introduction to Literature

3

MUL 1010

Music Appreciation

3

PHI 2010

Introduction to Philosophy

3

THE 1000

Introduction to the Theatre

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

AMH 2020

United States History Since 1877

3

ANT 2000

Introduction to Anthropology

3

ECO 2013

Principles of Economics – Macro

3

POS 2041

American National Government

3

PSY 2012

General Psychology

3

PSY 2012H

Honors General Psychology

3

SYG 2000

Introductory Sociology

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

AST 1002

Descriptive Astronomy

3

BSC 1005

Introduction to Biology

3

BSC 2010

Integrated Principles of Biology I

3

BSC 2085

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

CHM 1020

Chemistry in Society

3

CHM 2045

General Chemistry I

3

ESC 1000

Earth Science

3

EVR 1001

Introduction to Environmental Science

3

PHY 1020

Elementary Physics for Nonscience Majors

3

PHY 1053C

General Physics I with Lab

3

PHY 2048C

General Physics with Calculus I with Lab

3

 

Total Credit Hours

64

1Co-op Prerequisites: ENC 1101 Freshman Composition Skills I, PLA 1003 Introduction to Legal Technology, PLA 1104 Legal Research and Writing I.

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