A.S. Paralegal Studies

Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies 
students are expected to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of course work and related activity in the Associate of Science program. This program emphasizes professional courses and provides a foundation in accounting, microcomputing, writing, and communication. After students complete one year of course work, they will be eligible to do internships in agencies, offices, courts and businesses for hands-on experiential learning in the field. This program will prepare graduates for entry level positions in the profession.  
Students have the opportunity to choose one upper level elective course as they progress through the program.

The program objectives for the A.S. Paralegal Studies are:

  • To demonstrate excellent or outstanding understanding of the key concepts of the Legal Profession by: 
    • Critical Thinking Skills
    • Organizational Skills
    • Legal Research Skills
    • Legal Writing Skills
    • Demonstrating professionalism
    • Using legal terminology correctly
  • To demonstrate excellent or outstanding ability to apply ethical decision-making skills and integrity in an ever changing global environment.
  • To demonstrate excellent or outstanding ability to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication.
General Education Courses
AC 120Introduction to Accounting3
BA 201Business Law I3
BA 311Human Resource Management3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I *3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II *3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
PL 309Constitutional Law3
HY 211American National Government3
IT 214Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications3
PH 110Introduction to Ethics3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
PY 111General Psychology3
SY 201Principles of Sociology3
Open Elective3
Professional Courses
PL 100Intro to Legal Studies *3
PL 200Criminal Law *3
PL 201Real Estate Law *3
PL 203Civil Litigation *3
PL 204Introduction to Wills, Estates, and Trusts *3
PL 205Legal Research and Writing *3
PL 498Paralegal Internship *3
Total Hours62

Suggested Course Sequence 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 2013EH 124*3
HY 2113IT 2143
PL 100*3PL 200*3
MS 1414PL 201*3
EH 123*3PY 1113
HE 111***1 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AC 1203BA 3113
PH 1103PL 498*3
PL 203*3PL 3093
PL 204*3Open Elective3
PL 205*3SY 2013
 15 15
Total Hours: 62
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 "C" or better in all courses marked

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Credit may not be required for degree completion.