Paralegal Studies - AS (2015)

Division: Social Sciences Division

The AS degree in Paralegal Studies is approved by the American Bar Association,

General Education Requirements (30 Credits)
Written & Oral Communication (6)
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
Quantitative/Scientific Knowledge, Skills & Reasoning (12)
Select either one Science sequence & one MTH course or two MTH courses & one Science course:12
BIO 101-BIO 102, BIO 103-BIO 104, BIO 116, BIO 121-BIO 122, BIO 211, BIO 220, BIO 237
CHM 101-CHM 102, CHM 103-CHM 104, GEO 101-GEO 102,
PHY 101-PHY 102, PHY 103-PHY 104, PHY 105, PHY 113-PHY 114,
MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127
Society & Human Behavior (6)
POL 104American Government3
Select one of the following:3
ANT 101, ANT 105, ECO 101, ECO 102, PSY 101
PSY 102, PSY 219, SOC 101, SOC 108, SOC 219
Humanistic Perspective (3)
Select any English Literature course3
Historical Perspective (3)
Select any History (HST) course3
Major Requirements (24 Credits)
PLS 101Intro. to Law for Paralegals3
PLS 102Legal Research and Writing3
PLS 105Torts3
PLS 107Contracts3
PLS 202Adv. Legal Research & Writing3
PLS 204Bus. Org. & Gov't Regulation3
PLS 205Administrative Law3
PLS 206Litigation Procedures3
Additional Course Requirements (6 Credits)
Select two of the following:6
Wills & Estate Administration
Property Transactions
Family Law
Law Office Mngt. & Field Exp.
Total Credits60


  1. For an explanation of why General Education courses are included in this Program, please refer to the Section on General Education for an explanation of its Purpose and Requirements. 
  2. This plan assumes the student is eligible to enroll in College Level Courses (designated as 100 +, e.g., ENG 101 College Composition I, HST 101 World Civilization I, MTH 100 Intro. to College Mathematics).  Placement results will determine College Level Readiness in English and Mathematics.