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Paralegal Studies: Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

180.5 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 36 of the following 90 credits must be earned at NAU.)

PL1100*/
SO1100

Introduction to Legal Principles ¹

4.5

PL1150*

Legal Research I

4.5

PL1350*

Legal Research II

4.5

PL2050*

Torts

4.5

PL2100*/
SO2120

Domestic Relations ¹

4.5

PL2150*

Civil Procedure

4.5

PL2350*

Criminal Procedure

4.5

PL2500*

Legal Writing

4.5

PL3000*

Law Office Technology

4.5

PL3050*

Real Property

4.5

PL3100*

Professional Ethics and Law Office Procedures

4.5

PL3000+*

 

9.0

PL4000+*

 

13.5

PL4600*

CLA Review

4.5

PL4500-4590

Paralegal Internship ‡

13.5

 

 

90.0

Support Core

LA6100DC* or LA3100

Legal Environments for Global Organizations or Business Law I

4.5

ME1140

Medical Terminology

2

MT1050

Introduction to Business

4.5

MT2050

Principles of Management

4.5

LA6570DC* or MT3230/
PL3230

Human Resource Law or Employment Law

4.5

MT6000DC+* or 3000+

Elective

4.5

 

 

24.5

General Education Core (66)

(Available for block transfer #)

Communications

EN1150

Composition I

4.5

 

 

4.5

Science

SC

Science Electives

9

 

9

Humanities

HU2000

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

4.5

HU

Humanities Elective

4.5

 

9

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Electives

9

 

9

General Education

General Education Electives

9

 

9

(Course-by-course transfer)

Communications

EN1300

Composition II

4.5

EN2100 or

Speech or

 

EN2150

Interpersonal Professional Communications

4.5

 

 

9

Mathematics

MA2000

Quantitative Reasoning

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

* Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

¹ May be credited as a cross-listed sociology course. If so, another Paralegal Studies course must be successfully completed or transferred.

‡ Students may elect to satisfy a maximum of 4.5 internship credit hours with a 3000+ Paralegal Studies elective course other than PL3000 Law Office Technology.

* Professional course (minimum "C" grade required)

Residents of the state of Minnesota or students attending any Minnesota campus:

are encouraged to complete some advanced or upper division general education course work.

# Block transfer is not available to these students.

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.)