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Paralegal Studies

Curriculum for a B.A. in Paralegal Studies

CATEGORY I: MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING LEGAL SPECIALTY COURSES: 18 HOURS

  • PLST 18000 Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Professional Ethics (3)
  • PLST 28001 Legal Research and Writing (3)
  • PLST 28004 Principles and Practice of Litigation (3)
  • PLST 38006 Applied Legal Research and Litigation (3)
  • PLST 36792 Internship in Paralegal Studies*

*6 credit hours of internship required, may be taken for up to 12; see program director.

CATEGORY II: MUST COMPLETE EIGHT COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING: 24 HOURS

  • PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)
  • PLST 28007 Estate and Probate Administration (3)
  • PLST 35001 Environmental Law (3)
  • PLST 35003 Health Law (3)
  • PLST 35005 Labor and Employment Law (3)
  • PLST 35007 Energy and Natural Resources Law (3)
  • PLST 38002 Contract Law (3)
  • PLST 38003 Administrative Law and Process (3)
  • PLST 38005 Tort Law (3)
  • PLST 48300 Law of Corporations & Other Associations (3)
  • PLST 48401 Patent Law (3)
  • PLST 48403 Patent Prosecution (2)
  • PLST 48404 Copyright Law: Basics, Ownership Rights and Liability (3)
  • PLST 48407 Trademark Law (3)

TOTAL MAJOR HOURS = 42

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Kent Core Foreign Language 14-18
  • Kent Core Additional 6
  • Kent Core Basic Sciences 9-10
  • Kent Core Composition 6-8
  • Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts 9
  • Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  • Kent Core Social Sciences 9
  • General Electives (upper division) 16

TOTAL DEGREE HOURS = 121 (minimum)