Certificate in Paralegal Studies

A student applying to the Certificate in Paralegal Studies must have the following: a bachelor’s degree or 60 semester hours (including a minimum of 18 in general education) from a regionally accredited college. The general education must include at least three semester hours in college-level English composition and 15 units from at least three of the following academic areas: social and behavioral science; English composition and literature; foreign language; mathematics; humanities; natural science; appreciation or history of the arts.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements: 32 semester hours

Same as the Core Requirements for the B.S., Legal Studies, except that LS 499 is not required. An elective in an area of interest is encouraged.

Code Course Title Units
LS 301 American Legal Studies 4
LS 304 Legal Research and Writing 4
LS 311 Law Office Computer Applications 2
LS 355 Advanced Research & Writing 2
LS 365 Litigation I 4
LS 368 Litigation II 4
LS 380 Torts 4
LS 390 Contracts 4
LS 490 Paralegal Internship & Ethics 4