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Institute for Paralegal Studies


BA in Paralegal Studies

The BA in Paralegal Studies comprises 120 credit hours: 48 credit hours in the major requirements (transfer limit: 24 credit hours), 9 credit hours in the SCPS requirements, 48 credit hours of University Core Requirements and 15 credit hours of Electives.

Note: All PLST courses carry 2 credit hours unless noted otherwise.

The degree requirements are:

SCPS requirements: 9 credit hours

Major requirements: 48 credit hours

Choice of practice track: 8 credit hours
   Litigation Practice

   Corporate Practice

Paralegal Electives: 21 credit hours

University Core Requirements: 48 credit hours

General Electives: 15 credit hours

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

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Institute for Paralegal Studies
Loyola University Chicago · 820 N. Michigan Ave. · Lewis Towers 621 · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915-6820 · Fax: 312.915.6508 · E-mail: paralegal@luc.edu

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