Program Requirements

All students pursuing a bachelor's degree at Kent State University complete a series of liberal education requirements. 

Paralegal Studies students take courses in English composition, mathematics or logic, foreign language, humanities, fine arts, social sciences and basic sciences. All students must complete an internship in the final stages of their course work. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and often online. Specialty courses are offered during the summer sessions as well. Our program accommodates fulltime and part-time students as classes are offered during the day, evening and often online, with specialty courses offered during the summer sessions.

Policy on Transfer of Legal Specialty Course Work

Students who have taken paralegal courses at other institutions may petition to the Director to have courses transferred to Kent State University. The student must include with the petition a catalog from the institution, course syllabi, a transcript, and sample work from the courses. Transferability is based on the accreditation of the school, comparability of the course including evaluation of practical assignments, years that courses were taken, and the grade that the student received.

Transfer from schools that are not ABA approved or members of AAfPE will be limited to two courses, as long as academic quality and comparability to KSU courses are assured.

Transfer from schools that are ABA approved will be limited to two courses for the minor and four courses for the major degree.

For information on the Kent State University Policy on Course Transfers, please see the Credit Transfer web page.

See the dedicated pages for the major, minor, and post-baccalaureate courses of study for detailed requirements for each.