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2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

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

Program Summary

The Legal Studies Program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to work effectively, competently, ethically, and successfully as paralegals or similar capacity in a law office/firm, corporation/business entity, government agency, or the public sector, as well as to support students in seeking their goals of attending law school and becoming attorneys.

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. Degree: 66-70

Total Credits, A.S. Degree: 60-62