Curriculum

The B.A. in Paralegal Studies comprises 120 credit hours. Courses are offered in an 8 week session format with evening and Saturday morning options. All PLST courses carry 2 credit hours unless noted otherwise.

Note: Institute students must complete at least 10 semester credit hours of ABA-designated legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction.

Major Courses (48 credit hours)

PLST 369 Advanced Legal Analysis & Writing I (3 credit hours)
PLST 370 Advanced Legal Analysis & Writing I (3 credit hours)
PLST 371 Advanced Legal Analysis & Writing II (3 credit hours)
PLST 331 Introduction to Paralegal Studies
PLST 332 Legal Research & Writing I
PLST 333 Legal Research & Writing II
PLST 335 Legal Ethics
PLST 345 Law Office Computer Applications

Choice of Practice Track:
Litigation Practice Track Requirements
PLST 340 Civil Litigation I
PLST 341 Civil Litigation II
PLST 342 Civil Litigation III
PLST 336 Corporate Topics for Litigation Paralegals

Corporate Practice Track Requirements
PLST 362 Business Organizations
PLST 363 Contract Administration & Analysis
PLST 339 Secured Transactions & Bankruptcy
PLST 366 Litigation & Investigation for Corporate Paralegals

Litigation & Corporate Practice Track Requirements
PLST 340 Civil Litigation I
PLST 341 Civil Litigation II
PLST 342 Civil Litigation III
PLST 362 Business Organizations
PLST 363 Contract Administration & Analysis
PLST 339 Secured Transactions & Bankruptcy

Major Elective Requirement: 21 credit hours of PLST courses

SCPS Courses (9 credit hours)

CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion
CPST 201 Professional Identity and Development
CPST 397 Capstone

Core Requirements

The number of hours remaining toward Core requirements can vary due to transfer credit.

Mission Specific Requirements

Mission specific requirements can vary from 0 to 15 credit hours based on your prior credit.

General Elective Requirements

Students may have some general elective coursework to complete if their transfer credit and remaining required hours (Core, mission specific, major, etc.) do not total 120.

Course Descriptions

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