Major Academic Plan for A.A.S. in Paralegal


A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs.  Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 English Composition 3 CGE   
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 Principles of Speech 3 CGE   
PARA 0110 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3 C  F  
PARA 0111 Ethics and Professionalism 3 C  F  
BT 0170: Computer Literacy and Business Software 3 C    
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 Critical Reading and Writing 3 CGE Either ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P with a C- or better, or equivalent 
GE Objective 3: MATH Requirement 3 CGE   
PARA 0113 Contract Law 3 C  S  
PARA 0116 Tort Law 3 C  S  
PARA 0121 Law Office Management 2 C  S  
PARA 0122 Legal Research Analysis and Writing I 3 C  SBT 0170, ENGL 1101, PARA 0110 
Semester Total17
Third Semester
GE Objective 6 3 CGE   
PARA 0117 Criminal Law and Procedure 3 C  F  
PARA 0119 Law Office Technology 2 C  F  
PARA 0222 Legal Research Analysis and Writing II 3 C  SBT 0170 or INFO 1101, ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P, PARA 0110, and PARA 0122. 
PARA 0232 Civil Litigation and Procedure 3 C  FPARA 0116 and PARA 0122. 
PARA Elective: pick from listed courses 3 C    
Semester Total17
Fourth Semester
GE Objective: Any Objective Not Previously Applied 3 CGE   
PARA 0230 Paralegal Internship 4 C  S  
PARA Elective 3 C    
PARA Elective 3 C    
Semester Total13