Paralegal Studies - B.A. Program Requirements
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
|I.||DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)|
|US||10097||Destination Kent State: First Year Experience||1|
|II.||MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (48 credits)* Courses count in major GPA|
|PLST||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|
|PLST||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)|
|47211||Court Functions (3)|
|PHIL||31035||Philosophy and Justice (3)|
|DD||41025||Philosophy of Law (3)|
|PLST||47111||Civil Law and Procedures (3)|
|30301||Introduction to Public Administration (3)|
|40182||Constitutional Law: Government Powers (3)|
|DD||40183||Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)|
|III.||ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (72 credits)|
|Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories)||6|
|Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)||6-7|
|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)||6|
|College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)*****
|College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)******||3|
|General Electives (upper division)
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.
** 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.
**** Fulfills College General Requirement.
****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.
*****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.