Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies is a four-year degree program. It is designed both to prepare new entrants into the paralegal field and to provide opportunities for practicing paralegal professionals to enhance their career credentials. Students who specialize in paralegal studies will be prepared to participate as efficient and effective members of legal teams. Career opportunities include position in law firms, government agencies, legal services office, corporations, professional and trade associations, banks, real estate organization organizations, and other public-and private-sector businesses.

The purpose of the paralegal studies program a is to combine specialized legal training courses with a strong liberal arts foundation. The curriculum is a well integrated program which effectively prepares paralegal and prospective law school students for the roles they will play in the legal field by reinforcing the basic principles of verbal and written communication, the techniques of scholarly research, and teaching a system of critical and analytical thinking. Such skills in accurate expression and clear, logical thinking are crucial to the successful interaction and professional service to future legal clients.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Paralegal Studies offers students the following objectives: to provide future paralegals and attorneys with a sound legal education; to provide future paralegals and attorneys with an enhanced understanding of individuals and society with a knowledge of the liberal arts; to provide students with an opportunity to increase both their experience and their employability through participation in hands-on legal internships.

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
COMO 103Oral Communication3
CSOO 126Und. the HU Culture1
ENGO 101Written Communication I 3
ENGO 102Written Communication II3
HEAO 200Health Education2
HISO 106 World Civilizations II3
HUMO 201Seminar in Humanities I3
MATO 110College Mathematics II3
CSOO 170Diversity and Global Awareness3
ECOO 200Introduction to Economics3
MGMO 200Introduction to Business3
PLSO 125Law in Society3
PLSO 126Legal Research3
PLSO 127Legal Writing3
PLSO 150Torts and Personal Injury3
MGMO 340Business Communication3
MATO 205 or MGMO 215Introduction to Statistics or Principles of Statistical Analysis3
PLSO 305Law Office Management3
PLSO 306Contemporary Legal Ethics3
PLSO 310Real Estate3
PLSO 320Litigations and Trial Practice3
PLSO 350Business Organizations3
PLSO 405Wills, Trusts and Estates3
PLSO 370Domestic Relations3
PLSO 401 Paralegal Internship3
PLSO 410Constitutional Law3
PLSO 412Introduction to Administrative Law3
PLSO 413Debtor/Credit Relations3
PLSO 414Bankruptcy3
ElectiveCultures & Civilization Elective3
ElectiveNatural Science Elective3
ElectiveSocial Science Elective (2)6
ElectiveManagement Elective3
ElectiveFree Elective (6)18
Total Credit Hours120

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