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Paralegal Studies: Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

180 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 36 of the following 87.5 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*/
SO2120

Domestic Relations

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+*

 

4.5

PL4000+*

 

13.5

PL*

Paralegal Elective

4.5

PL4600*

CLA Review

4.5

PL

Paralegal Internship (3)

11

 

 

87.5

Support Core

LA3100

Business Law

4.5

ME1150

Medical Terminology

4

MT2050

Principles of Management

4.5

MT3050

Human Resource Management

4.5

MT3230/
PL3230

Employment Law

4.5

 

Open Elective

4.5

 

 

26.5

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 Elective

4.5

 

4.5

(Course-by-course transfer)

Communications

EN1300

Composition II

4.5

EN2100 or

Speech or

 

EN2150

Interpersonal Professional Communications

4.5

 

 

9

Mathematics

MA2050

College Algebra

4.5

MA3000

Business Statistics

4.5

 

 

9

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

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

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.)