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Paralegal Studies - B.A. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (48 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  JUS 18000 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
    28001 Legal Research and Writing 3
    28004 Principles and Practice of Litigation 3
    36792 Internship in Paralegal* 6
WIC   38006 Applied Legal Research and Litigation** 3
  Choose from the following: Legal Specialty Electives 18
  JUS 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)  
    28007 Estate and Probate Administration (3)  
    38002 Contract Law (3)  
    38003 Administration Law and Process (3)  
    38004 Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3)  
    38005 Tort Law (3)  
    48300 Law of Corporations and Other Associations (3)  
    48400 Intellectual Property Law (3)  
  Choose from the following: Legal Topics Electives 12
  ACCT 33000 Fundamental Tax Procedures (3)  
  FIN 26074 Legal Environment of Business (3)  
  JUS 33200 Criminal Law (3)  
    34200 Criminal Procedures and Evidence (3)  
    38007 Human Service Agencies and the Law (3)  
    47111 Civil Law and Procedures (3)  
    47211 Court Functions (3)  
DD PHIL 31035 Philosophy and Justice (3)  
    41025 Philosophy of Law (3)  
  POL 30130 Courts (3)  
    30301 Introduction to Public Administration (3)  
    40182 Constitutional Law: Government Powers (3)  
DD   40183 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language 14-18
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 9-10
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 9
  General Electives (upper division) 16

*Although required minimum hours for internship is 6 credits, it is recommended that students enroll in a more substantial internship of 9-12 credit hours. These hours are to be taken near the end of completion of the program and can be taken over several semesters or as one semester. General elective hours can be used for internship hours.

**A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.