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Paralegal Studies - Bachelors of Arts Degree (BA) Curriculum


Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) Curriculum

 

Required Colonnade General Education Courses

Course/Category Title Approved Course Numbers Course Hours
Foundations:  (18 hours)
College Composition ENG/ENGL 100 3
Writing in the Discipline ENG 300; COMM 200; GEOG 300 3
Human Communication COMM/COMN 145 3
Quantitative Reasoning MATH 109, 115, 116, 117, 136, 142, 183; CS 146; PHIL 215 3
Literary Studies ENG/ENGL 200; RELS 200 3
World History HIST 101 or 102 3
Explorations (12 hours)

 Arts/Humanities

 Select from course menu

 3

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Select from course menu

3

Natural/Physical Sciences

Select from course menu

(Two disciplines)

6

Connections:  (9 hours) 
Social/Cultural Select from course menu 3
Local to Global Select from course menu 3
Systems Select from course menu 3
Language Proficiency:
World Language Proficiency or Select from Course menu 0-6
  39-45 

 

Required CORE (Legal Specialty and Non-Legal Specialty Courses) 

Course Title Course Number  Course Hours
Intro. to Paralegal Profession PLS 190 3
Legal Technology PLS 194 3
Legal Ethics PLS 200 3
Legal Research/Writing I PLS 250 3
Real Estate Law PLS 283 3
Criminal Law/Procedure PLS 291 3
Family Law PLS 296 3
Constitutional Law PLS 326 3
Civil Procedure PLS 393 3

Legal Research/Writing II

PLS 450 3
Internship  PLS  499 3
  33 

 

Electives (Legal Specialty and Non-Legal Specialty Courses):  (5 courses/4 upper division)

Course Title  Course Number    Course Hours
 Contract Law  PLS 280  3
 Tort Law  PLS 282  3
 Administrative Law/Procedure  PLS 294  3
 Evidence  PLS 350  3
 Debtor/Creditor Relations  PLS 360  3
 Mediation  PLS 381  3
 Corporate Law  PLS 392  3
 Estate Planning/Administration  PLS 395  3
    15 

 

Electives:  (3 courses/3 upper division)

Course Title Course Number  Course Hours
Advisor Approved Courses Advisor Approved Courses  12
  12 

 

Free Electives:  (7 Courses) 

Course Number  Course Title Course Hours
Advisor Approved Courses Advisor Approved Courses  21*
  21 
 
  120

 *Must meet minimum upper level course requirement per WKU Undergraduate Catalog.


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 Last Modified 5/16/18