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Paralegal Studies - Bachelors of Arts Degree (BA) Curriculum

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PARALEGAL STUDIES

Big Red at Justice Center - Relaxing Before Court

PARALEGAL STUDIES

Big Red at Justice Center - Getting Ready for Court

PARALEGAL STUDIES

Big Red in Court

PARALEGAL STUDIES

Big Red won his case in court!

PARALEGAL STUDIES 

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

TOTAL

 

39-45 Hours

 

 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

PS 326

3

Civil Procedure

PLS 393

3

Legal Research/Writing II

PLS 450

3

Internship

PLS 499

3

TOTAL

 

33 Hours

  

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

 

            Electives:  (3 courses/3 upper division)

Course Title

Course Number

Course Hours

Advisor Approved Courses

Advisor Approved Courses

12

TOTAL

 

12 Hours

 

            Free Electives:  (7 courses)

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Advisor Approved Courses

Advisor Approved Courses

21*

TOTAL

 

21 Hours

 

 

TOTAL HOURS

 120

 

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

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