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Paralegal Studies: Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

97.5 Credits

Offered at Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Minnetonka, Overland Park, Rapid City, Roseville, Sioux Falls, and Zona Rosa. The programs offered at the Rapid City and Sioux Falls campuses are separately approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The program offered in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, including the Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Roseville, and Minnetonka is separately approved by the ABA.

Paralegal Studies Major Core

Credit Hours

(A minimum of 31.5 of the following 54 credits must be earned at NAU.)

PL1100*/
SO1100

Introduction to Legal Principles

4.5

PL1150*

Legal Research I

4.5

PL1350*

Legal Research II

4.5

PL2050*

Torts

4.5

PL2100*

Domestic Relations

4.5

PL2150*

Civil Procedure

4.5

PL2350*

Criminal Procedure

4.5

PL2500*/
EN2500

Legal Writing

4.5

PL3050* or

Real Property or

 

PL3250*

Wills, Trusts, and Probate

4.5

PL3100*

Professional Ethics and Law Office Procedures

4.5

PL4600*

CLA Review

4.5

PL

Paralegal Internship (2)

4.5

 

 

54

Support Core

LA3100

Business Law

4.5

 

 

4.5

General Education Core (39)

Communications

EN1150

Composition I

4.5

EN1300

Composition II

4.5

EN2100 or

Speech or

 

EN2150

Interpersonal Professional Communications

4.5

 

 

13.5

Science

SC

Science Elective

4.5

 

4.5

Mathematics

MA1500 or

Intermediate Algebra or

 

MA2050

College Algebra

4.5

 

 

4.5

Humanities

HU2000

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

4.5

 

 

4.5

General Education

CS1150/
CI1150

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

4.5

CS1600

Pathways to Academic and Professional Success

4.5

CS2080

Career Management

3

 

 

12

* Must earn a minimum "C" grade in each Paralegal Studies Major Core course

(2) Students may substitute PL3000 Law Office Technology in place of the internship.

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Paralegal Studies Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

(The university reserves the right to correct clerical errors.)