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Paralegal Studies

Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

The Department of Political Science offers an undergraduate certificate in Paralegal Studies. The Paralegal Studies Certificate requires 21 credit hours. The certificate can be taken in conjunction with the pursuit of an undergraduate degree or can be taken as a stand-alone credential. The certificate combines legal theory and professional skills to prepare students for immediate employment or career advancements. It is an excellent option for students interested in the legal field to supplement their major. The certificate is also provides an opportunity for current legal professionals to advance their careers.


PLS 225 Introduction to Law

PLS 220C Legal Ethics

PLS 250 Legal Research and Writing I

PLS 291C Criminal Law and Procedure

PLS 393 Civil Procedure

Choose from any 2 PLS Courses not listed in the Core Courses


For additional information about the undergraduate certificate in Paralegal Studies, please contact Julie Shadoan at julie.shadoan@wku.edu.


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The Paralegal Studies program prepares students from diverse backgrounds to be productive members of their profession by sharing knowledge, encouraging excellence in research and practice, and fostering an environment of professionalism. 

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