Jul 31, 2021  
2012-2013 General Catalog 

Paralegal/Legal Assistant, A.A.S.

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Director: Christine Taylor (2011) A.A. 1970 Northeastern Oklahoma, A&M College; B.A. 1972 University of Oklahoma; J.D. 1975, University of Oklahoma College of Law Centrum, 225 Q ~ (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 (21 Credits)

  • A minimum of one course in each of the following core categories: English, Mathematics, Information Literacy, Computer Literacy, & Student Success.
  • Three courses from among three of five knowledge areas: Fine Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Life Science, and/or Physical Science. (student is encouraged to include CJ 1010 )

Suggested Electives (5-6 Hours)

Total Credits: 64

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