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Paralegal Studies: Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

90.5 Credits

Offered at Albuquerque, Albuquerque West, Austin, Austin South, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs South, Georgetown, Houston Independence, Lee's Summit, Lewisville, Mesquite, Minnetonka, Overland Park, Rapid City, Richardson, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, and Zona Rosa. Some courses may be offered by video live feed or online, while some face-to-face courses may only be offered at the Albuquerque, Austin, Colorado Springs, Houston or Mesquite campuses.  The program offered at the Rapid City and Sioux Falls locations is 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 locations, is separately approved by the ABA.

*Disclosure:  Students must be informed and sign a waiver indicating that they understand that some courses may be offered by video live feed or online, while some face-to-face courses may only be offered at one particular campus within the student’s metro region and not necessarily at the student’s home campus.

Paralegal Studies Major Core

Credit Hours

(A minimum of 31.5 of the following 47 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

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

PL3000*

Law Office Technology

4.5

PL3100*

Professional Ethics and Law Office Procedures

4.5

PL4600*

CLA Review

4.5

PL

Paralegal Internship ‡

2

 

 

47

Support Core

LA3100

Business Law I

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

MA2000

Quantitative Reasoning

4.5

 

 

4.5

Humanities

HU2000

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

4.5

 

 

4.5

General Education

CS1200

College and Career Success I

5

CS1300

College and Career Success II

5

CS2086

Career Path Planning

2

 

 

12

* Professional course (minimum "C" grade required)

‡ Students may elect to satisfy the 2 credit internship with a 3000+ Paralegal Studies elective course.

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

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