Paralegal Studies Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in paralegal studies. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Typically, students will take lower-level (100- and 200- level) courses in their freshman and sophomore years, and upper-level (300- and 400-level) courses in their junior and senior years.

Major Requirements:

ACC 215

Survey of Accounting

IS 134

MS Windows and Office Applications

IS 135

Advanced MS Office Applications

LAW 102

Introduction to Legal Studies

LAW 112


LAW 114

Estates and Trusts

LAW 120

Contract Law

LAW 125

Legal Research and Writing I

LAW 130

Business Organizations Law

LAW 204

Constitutional Law

LAW 210

Legal Research and Writing II

LAW 216

Civil Litigation and Pleading

LAW 225




Two lower-level (100- or 200- level) LAW electives

Six upper-level (300- or 400- level) LAW electives

LAW 480

Senior Seminar

PHIL 215




PHIL 415

Topics in Professional Ethics



PHIL 416

Business Ethics (PHIL 415 or PHIL 416 is recommended to help meet the university's upper-level non-LAW course requirements)


American Government: Political Institutions & Procedures