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Paralegal Studies

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal program is designed to provide students with training required for employment as a paralegal. The program covers foundations and types of law including business and tort law in addition to fundamentals of litigation. Courses focus on paralegal responsibilities in the various areas of law practice, including the development of effective written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, computer proficiency, and legal research techniques. Legal theory and ethics are integrated throughout the program. The program includes both a Certificate of Completion in Paralegal and an Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal.

CIPS Code: 22.0302

Required Courses:

Required Courses: 36-39
Certification of Completion in Paralegal 36-39

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course # Course Title Credits
PAR230 * Family Law for the Paralegal 3
PAR231 * Elder Law for the Paralegal 3
PAR232 * Bankruptcy Law for the Paralegal 3
PAR233 * Real Estate Law for the Paralegal 3
PAR234 Administrative Law for the Paralegal 3
PAR235 * Corporate Law for the Paralegal 3
PAR260 Paralegal Internship Skills 1
PAR290AB Internship for the Paralegal 2
PARxxx Any PAR Paralegal Studies Course 1-3
POS110 American National Government Shared Unique Number Number POS1110 3
POS221 Arizona Constitution 1
POS222 U.S. Constitution 2

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 19
General Education Core 9
Course # Course Title Credits
First-Year Composition
Met by ENG101* Shared Unique Number Number ENG1101 or ENG107* in the Required Courses area AND
ENG102 *
ENG111 *
First-Year Composition Shared Unique Number Number ENG1102 (3) OR
Technical and Professional Writing (3)
Oral Communication
Introduction to Human Communication Shared Unique Number Number COM1100 (3) OR
Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
Small Group Communication (3)
MAT102 *

Mathematical Concepts/Applications OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.
Critical Reading
Met by CRE101* or Equivalent in the Required Courses area.
General Education Distribution 10
Humanities and Fine Arts
Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.
Natural Sciences
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Any approved general education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
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  • The total amount of credits required for this program is 64.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
  • xxx Indicates any module.
  • ** Not all classes are offered every semester. Contact an academic advisor for additional information