Paralegal Studies, Associate of Applied Science PS13

The Paralegal Studies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for introductory positions in the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.

Purpose:  To prepare program graduates for gainful employment opportunities in paralegal services while working under the supervision of experienced attorneys in the public/private sector.  Graduates will employ knowledge, skills, values, ethics, and attitudes indicative of integrity, diversity, and equity while providing competent-quality services for clients, attorneys, and the community.     

Goal:   Provide optimal training and quality instruction for students to secure gainful employment in the paralegal profession.


(1) Conduct legal research

(2) Create legal documents

(3) Interpret legal terminology

(4) communicate effectively in written and oral communication

(5) employ critical and analytical thinking skills

Program Learning Outcomes:

1. Students will be able to apply legal reasoning and problem solving for case analysis and legal writing

2.  Students will be able to research and draft legal documents and arguments utilizing paralegal research methods.

3.  Students will be able to demonstrate employability skills learned in the paralegal program in a professional setting.


*Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law*

Curriculum Outline

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

Guided Electives Options

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives Options

Social/Behavioral Science Elective Options

Total Credit Hours: 69