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Program Requirements

Paralegal: Certificate
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 32
A minimum grade of C is required in all courses.

For any credits waived, another course must be substituted, chosen with the approval of an advisor.

PARC Electives: Students should select an elective course from a subject area in which they intend to seek employment or have a special interest. PARC 213 - Constitutional Law, PARC 216 - Legal Aspects of Evidence, PARC 225 - Criminal Law and Procedure, PARC 226 - Bankruptcy, or BUAD 202 - Business Law II can be taken to satisfy these requirements. With advisor permission, a student can choose a relevant non-PARC class in place of a PARC Elective.

Since Paralegal Electives are offered once per year, with permission of an advisor, a student may defer PARC 205 and/or PARC 210 until the second semester and take one or two PARC electives in their place in the first semester.

To be admitted to this program, a student must have already earned a baccalaureate degree.

Printable worksheet (pdf)

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
BUAD201, Business Law I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required BUAD 201.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

PARC101, Introduction to Paralegalism, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in PARC 101.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

PARC130, Legal Research and Drafting, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in PARC 130.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

PARC205, Litigation/Civil Procedure, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in PARC 205.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

PARC210, Real Estate/Property Law, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in PARC 210.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 17
PARC215, Family Law/Domestic Relations, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in PARC 215.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

PARC220, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in PARC 220.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

PARC230, Paralegal Internship, 2 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in PARC 230.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

PARC231, Paralegal Seminar, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in PARC 231.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

PARC Elective
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
A minimum grade of C is required in the PARC Electives.

Use Schedule Search for electives

PARC Elective
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
A minimum grade of C is required in the PARC Electives.

Use Schedule Search for electives

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