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 Counseling and Advising Center for details about applying for admission to this certificate program.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
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
PARL 2050 The Legal Workplace 3
 Credit Hours15
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
PARL 2700 Legal Internship/Seminar I 3
Select course from the Technical Electives list 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours31
Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Technical Electives
PARL 2000Real Estate Law and Practice 2
PARL 2100Probate Law and Practice 2
PARL 2250Alternative Dispute Resolution 2
PARL 2350Legal Issues in Cyberspace 2
PARL 2450Investigative Fact-Finding 2
PARL 2550Litigation Management 2
PARL 2650Family Law 2
PARL 2750Legal Internship/Seminar II 2