Bachelor of Science of Paralegal Studies

Suggested Curriculum

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Entry Level

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First Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
EH 123
Rhetoric and Composition I
3 CR.HR.
HE 111
The Husson Experience
1 CR.HR.
MI 214
Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications
3 CR.HR.
MS 141
Contemporary College Algebra
4 CR.HR.
PL 100
Intro to Paralegal Studies
3 CR.HR.

Second Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
EH 124
Rhetoric and Composition II
3 CR.HR.
MS 131
Logic and Problem Solving
3 CR.HR.
PL 200
Criminal Law
3 CR.HR.
PL 201
Real Estate Law
3 CR.HR.
PY 111
General Psychology
3 CR.HR.

Third Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
AC 120
Introduction to Accounting
3 CR.HR.
HY 211
American National Government
3 CR.HR.
PL 203
Civil Litigation
3 CR.HR.
PL 204
Introduction to Wills, Estates, and Trusts
3 CR.HR.
PL 205
Legal Research and Writing
3 CR.HR.

Fourth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
BA 202
Business Law II
3 CR.HR.
CJ 225
Criminal Procedure
3 CR.HR.
EH 200
Approaches to Literature
3 CR.HR.
PH 110
Introduction to Ethics
3 CR.HR.
PL 302
Family Law
3 CR.HR.

Fifth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
BA 211
Microeconomics
3 CR.HR.
CJ 309
Constitutional Law
3 CR.HR.
PL 301
Torts
3 CR.HR.
PL 305
Legal Ethics
3 CR.HR.
SY 201
Principles of Sociology
3 CR.HR.

Sixth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
BA 212
Macroeconomics
3 CR.HR.
BA 311
Human Resource Management
3 CR.HR.
PL 403
Advanced Legal Writing
3 CR.HR.
ELC PL XXX
ELECTIVE - PARALEGAL STUDIES
ELC SC/Sl XXX
ELECTIVE - LAB SCIENCE

Seventh Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PY 232
Abnormal Psychology
3 CR.HR.
PL 303
Alternative Dispute Resolution
3 CR.HR.
ELC XXX D8
ELECTIVE - FINE ARTS
ELC XXX D7
ELECTIVE - FOREIGN CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN

Eighth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PL 405
Workers Compensation
3 CR.HR.
PL 407
Law Office Management
3 CR.HR.
PL 498
Paralegal Internship
3-9 variable CR.HR.
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN
ELC XXX
ELECTIVE - OPEN