Associate in Applied Science
Business, Management, Marketing and Technology
Orchard Ridge Campus
The Paralegal program leads to an associate in applied science degree. The program is designed to provide the legal profession with qualified paraprofessionals who will perform legal research, aid in discovery and analyze evidence in preparation for litigation in the various court systems at the local, state and national levels.
Requirements for acceptance to the program
- Complete all Required Supportive courses with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
- Complete ENG 1510, ENG 1520, BUS 2030, and BUS 2040 with a grade of C+ or higher.
- Be interviewed by the PLG program Coordinator. This interview should be scheduled as soon as possible once the student declares a PLG Major but must be scheduled prior to the student’s enrollment in the first course sequence within the program.
The American Bar Association also requires that any course substitutions be approved before starting the PLG program of study. Students should see a counselor to initiate this process.
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|PLG 2100||Legal Research I||3|
|PLG 2120||Legal Research II||4|
|PLG 2130||Substantive Law||4|
|PLG 2140||Trial Preparation||3|
|PLG 2160||Legal Ethics||2|
|Complete one of the following Special Topics courses (See List Below):||2|
|Required Supportive Courses|
|CIS 1050||Personal Computer Productivity Tools||4|
|BUS 2030||Business Law I||3|
|BUS 2040||Business Law II||3|
|ENG 15101||Composition I||3|
|ENG 15201||Composition II||3|
|Complete one of the following COM courses:||3|
|Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|AST 1090||Legal Office Environment and Documentation||3|
|BUS 1100||Introduction to Business||4|
|PLG 2510||Paralegal Internship||3|
|Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses||41|
|General Education Requirements|
|Communication / English (3-credits)|
|Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)||3|
|Mathematics / Science (3-credits)||3|
|Social Science (3-credits)||3|
|Written Communication (3-credits)|
|Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree||12|
|Total Credit Hours||62|
Course may be used to meet General Education requirement.
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.
NOTE: A Paralegal is not licensed to practice law but does perform specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals are bound to the same recognized ethical standards and rules of professional responsibility as a lawyer.
|PLG 2601||Special Topics: Bankruptcy||2|
|PLG 2602||Special Topics: Criminal Law||2|
|PLG 2603||Special Topics: Employment Law||2|
|PLG 2604||Special Topics: Immigration Law||2|
|PLG 2605||Special Topics: Family Law||2|
|PLG 2606||Special Topics: Probate Law||2|
|PLG 2607||Special Topics: Intellectual Property||2|
|PLG 2608||Special Topics: Real Estate||2|
|PLG 2609||Special Topics: Business Organizations||2|
|PLG 2611||Special Topics: Legal Technology||2|
|PLG 2612||Special Topics||2|
|PLG 2613||Special Topics||2|
|PLG 2614||Special Topics||2|
|PLG 2615||Special Topics||2|
|PLG 2616||Special Topics||2|
|PLG 2617||Special Topics||2|
|PLG 2618||Special Topics||2|
|PLG 2619||Special Topics||2|