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Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Studies of Study
Undergraduate Major

Undergraduate Major in Paralegal Studies

Professional Core

9 semester hours.

LDSP 368U Leadership in the Global Environment
HUM 300U Applied Ethics
MATH 300U Critical Thinking and Analysis


Required Core

12 semester hours.

LA 301U Introduction to Paralegal Studies
LA 302U The Judicial System
LA 303U Legal Research
LA 304U Legal Writing


Focus Courses

9 semester hours selected from the following courses.

LA 306U Litigation
LA 310U Real Estate
LA 312U Family Law
LA 314U Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
LA 315U Torts
LA 316U Contract Law
LA 319U Paralegal Ethics
LA 320U Environmental Law
LA 321U Criminal Law
LA 323U Elder Law
LA 398U Selected Topics
LAW 300U Business Law
LAW 303U Constitutional Law
LAW 304U First Amendment Law
LAW 315U Social Media Law and Ethics
LAW 321U Land Use Law
LAW 322U Employment Law and Policy
LAW 325U CyberLaw
LAW 326U Intellectual Property
LAW 398U Selected Topics
Undergraduate Minor

Undergraduate Minor in Paralegal Studies

The undergraduate minor in Paralegal Studies is available for the BSPS and BALA.

Core Courses

12 semester hours.

LA 301U Introduction to Paralegal Studies
LA 302U The Judicial System
LA 303U Legal Research
LA 304U Legal Writing


Focus Courses

6 semester hours from the courses listed.

LA 306U Litigation
LA 310U Real Estate
LA 312U Family Law
LA 314U Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights
LA 315U Torts
LA 316U Contract Law
LA 320U Environmental Law
LA 321U Criminal Law
LA 323U Elder Law
LA 398U Selected Topics
LAW 300U Business Law
LAW 303U Constitutional Law
LAW 304U First Amendment Law
LAW 315U Social Media Law and Ethics
LAW 321U Land Use Law
LAW 322U Employment Law and Policy
LAW 325U CyberLaw
LAW 326U Intellectual Property
LAW 398U Selected Topics
Post-Bachelor's Certificate

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

An earned bachelor’s degree is prerequisite to enrollment in this certificate program.

Core Courses

18 semester hours.

LA 301U Introduction to Paralegal Studies
LA 302U The Judicial System
LA 303U Legal Research
LA 304U Legal Writing
LA 306U Litigation
LAW 303U Constitutional Law


Elective

3 semester hours from LA and LAW courses.

LA 310U Real Estate
LA 312U Family Law
LA 314U Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights
LA 315U Torts
LA 316U Contract Law
LA 320U Environmental Law
LA 323U Elder Law
LA 321U Criminal Law
LA 398U Selected Topics
LAW 300U Business Law
LAW 304U First Amendment Law
LAW 315U Social Media Law and Ethics
LAW 321U Land Use Law
LAW 322U Employment Law and Policy
LAW 325U CyberLaw
LAW 326U Intellectual Property
LAW 398U Selected Topics

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