Paralegal Studies Certificate (2901)

Students must meet specific admission requirements for this certificate.

Requirements include:

  1. Successful completion of ENGL 1110 English Composition I (A) or ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B), and ENGL 1120 English Composition II; or an equivalent of 6 semester credits of college level English composition and literature.
  2. Successful completion of an additional 12 semester credits from approved general education courses.
  3. Successful completion of an additional 42 semester credit hours.

Students should contact the director of admissions or the Counseling Office for details about applying for admission to this certificate program.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ITIS 1000
Basic Computer Skills
or Computer Essentials
1-3
PARL 1100 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
PARL 1200 Introduction to Legal Research and Writing 3
PARL 1400 Business Issues in the Law 3
PARL 1500 Civil Law and Practice 3
 Credit Hours13-15
Second Semester
ITIS 1550 Using Microsoft Office: Word and Excel 3
PARL 1250 Advanced Legal Research Writing 3
PARL 2200
Employment Law and the Administrative Process
or Criminal Law and Procedure
3
PARL 2695 Legal Workplace Success Strategies 1
PARL 2700 Legal Internship/Seminar I 3
Select course from the Technical Electives list 2
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours28-30

Electives

Course Title Credit Hours
Technical Electives
PARL 2000Real Estate Law and Practice2
PARL 2100Probate Law and Practice2
PARL 2250Alternative Dispute Resolution2
PARL 2350Legal Issues in Cyberspace2
PARL 2450Investigative Fact-Finding2
PARL 2550Litigation Management2
PARL 2650Family Law2
PARL 2750Legal Internship/Seminar II2

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please view this program's Gainful Employment information.