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Paralegal Studies - Bachelors of Arts Degree (BA) Curriculum


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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