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Southern Utah University
    Southern Utah University
  Oct 23, 2017
2017-2018 General Catalog

Paralegal/Legal Assistant, A.A.S.

**Please note: This program is beginning a phase-out process in anticipation of the approval of an Associates of Arts/Associates of Science in Legal Studies degree. Admission will not be granted starting Fall 2017.

GC 406 ~ (435) 865-8563

The Paralegal Studies Program at Southern Utah University is designed to provide a two-year curriculum in support of students who wish to pursue a career as a paralegal or legal assistant within a legal environment such as a law firm or the legal office of a governmental entity. In addition, the skills and knowledge obtained through the program will be useful in other fields as business, real estate, and public administration. Although classes within the program are designed to prepare students for the paralegal profession, they also offer insight into, and practical knowledge of, legal topics that may be of assistance to students who wish to attend law school. Thus, pre-law students may take Paralegal Studies courses as electives or part of a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

General Education Core (20-21 Credits)

  • One course in the English core, and a minimum of one course in each of the following core categories: Quantitative Literacy (Mathematics), Information Literacy, Computer Literacy, and American Institutions
  • Two courses from among two of five knowledge areas: Fine Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Life Science, and/or Physical Science. 


Suggested Electives (5-6 Hours)

Total Credits: 64