Paralegal Studies

The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor.


Paralegal Studies


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Five Semesters (two-year program)


The curriculum is designed to provide an individual with a sufficient level of knowledge, understanding, and proficiency to perform the tasks in meeting a client’s needs which can be performed by a trained, non-lawyer assistant working under the direction and supervision of a lawyer. A legal assistant will have a basic understanding of the general processes of American law, and will have the knowledge and proficiency to perform specific tasks under the supervision of a lawyer in the fields of civil and criminal law. The occupational objectives include employment in public and private (individual and corporate) law-related activities, organizations, and agencies.

Occupational Objectives

Legal assistant, Paralegal, Legal Research Assistant.


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