Sep 22, 2023  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

Legal Studies (A.A., A.S.)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Development of skills necessary to work effectively as a paralegal within a legal work environment.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of ethical rules for the conduct of legal professionals and their implications.
  • Students will be able to recall basic legal terminology.
  • Students will be able to describe the application of procedural and substantive law within the American Legal System and illustrate legal analysis.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Associate of Arts Requirement (8 Credits)

  • Complete 8 credits of one foreign language beyond the 1010 level. All foreign language classes must be completed with a “C” (2.0) grade or higher.

Legal Studies Curriculum (27 Credits)

Free Electives (0-3 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, A.A./A.S. Degree: 60-72

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