Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies

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Program Overview

From writing briefs to performing research to aiding in trials, paralegals play a vital role in the American legal system. Get started in this stable and important field by earning your associate of arts in paralegal studies from FNU.

Learning Outcomes

In this 60 credit hour Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies program, you’ll develop a foundational understanding of the American legal system. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue higher-level studies or begin a career in law.

Course Overview

Communications (9 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3ENC 1101English Composition I*
3ENC 1102English Composition II*
3SPC 1017Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Humanities (6 Credits)

Behavioral/Social Science (6 Credits)

Natural Science (7 Credits Includes 1 Lab)

Mathematics (7 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3MAC 1105College Algebra I*
4STA 2014Introduction to Statistics*

Computers (4 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
4CGS 1030Introduction to Information Technology
SLS 1501College Study Skills

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3PLA 2104Legal Research & Writing I
3PLA 2114Legal Research & Writing II
3PLA 2700Professional Ethics and Liability
3PLA 2201Introduction to Civil Procedure

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3PLA 1426Contracts and Business Entities
3BUL 2131Business Law
3PLA 2303Criminal Law and Procedure
3PLA 2273Introduction to Torts
  • *This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.