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Paralegal - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code - CIP Code: PRLG.AAS/22.0302
Credits Required: 66
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services

Emphasis in the Paralegal curriculum is to integrate practice with theory. Students are educated in the various skills required to perform detailed legal work as defined by general legal procedures and the legal expertise of the faculty. In this way, they are exposed to many legal practice techniques in the form of practical experience that enhance their placement possibilities upon graduation.  Any deviation from the program must be approved by the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services.

Requirements for Admission to the program:

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement


Credit Hours

BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 OR
ENG L0206
Composition II* OR
Technical Writing*
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra** or higher 3-5
  Humanities Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
  Natural and Physical Science Elective 3
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 21-23
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Paralegal Requirements

Course Credit Hours
CIST 0111 Microcomputer Business Software 3
BUSN 1151 OR
BUSN 1153
Basic Keyboarding OR
Speedbuilding I
PRLG 0121 Introduction to Law 3
PRLG 0131 Legal Research I 3
PRLG 0132 Litigation I 3
PRLG 0152 Real Estate Law 3
PRLG 0162 Family Law 3
PRLG 0205 Legal Writing 3
PRLG 0207 Criminal Law for the Paralegal 3
PRLG 0212 Business Organizations 3
PRLG 0231 Legal Research II 3
PRLG 0232 Litigation II 3
PRLG 0241 Wills, Trusts, and Probate 3
PRLG 0270 Insurance Law 3
PRLG 0271 Seminar:  Legal Interviewing & Investigation 2
PRLG 0275 Paralegal Internship I 1
PRLG 0276 Paralegal Internship II 1
  Total Hours for Paralegal Requirements 44

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Degree 66-68
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