Certificate in Paralegal Studies


The Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies is designed to prepare individuals in the legal profession to perform as paralegals under the supervision of an attorney either in public or private practice, corporate or governmental law and other judicial agencies. Completion of the Certificate Program qualifies an individual for immediate employment. Academic credits successfully earned (grade of "C" or better) may be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts Degree program in Paralegal Studies.

Students who enroll in two courses each nine-week session may complete the certificate requirements in one academic year.

Degree Name: Certificate in Paralegal Studies
CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
PLSO 125 Law In Society 3
PLSO 126 Legal Research 3
PLSO 127 Legal Writing 3
PLSO 150 Torts and Personal Injury 3
PLSO 360 Criminal Law 3
PLSO 350 Business Organizations 3
PLSO 320 Litigation and Trial Practice 3
PLSO 310 Real Estate 3
PLSO 370 Domestic Relations 3
PLSO 401 Internship 3
Total Credit Hours 30

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