Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in paralegal studies is an American Bar Association approved, two-year program designed to prepare you to work in the legal services profession as a qualified paralegal to help deliver legal services under the supervision of a practicing lawyer.
Program coursework includes courses in criminal law, family law, employment and administrative law, probate law, torts, practical paralegal skill, legal research and writing, contracts/real property, civil procedures, American government, ethics, computers in the law office, and business organizations.
The minor in paralegal studies is designed to provide you the opportunity to develop introductory knowledge in support for legal services or multiple areas of law.
This minor is a great choice for political science, justice or any Bachelor of Arts degree-seeking students who need to satisfy their minor requirement or Associate of Arts students who want to explore paralegal studies as an area of interest.
The minor is not designed to prepare students to work as paralegals and is not an American Bar Association accredited program of study.