Degrees and Certificates

Bachelor of Legal Studies (BLS)

LG General Education Requirements: 36 hours/Grade of “C” or better    

       
A. Humanities: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; 3 hours must be from art, music, or theatre; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
B. Natural Science: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
C. Social Sciences: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.

Core Bachelor Degree Courses: 27 hours/Grade of "C" or better
LG 100 Introduction to Paralegalism (3) Bachelor in Legal Studies Requirements  [SUBHEADING]

University Requirements: 11 hours/Grade of “C” or better    
MA 110 Exploring Mathematics OR  MA 116 College Algebra (3)
EN 101 Freshman Composition (3)
EN 300 Advanced Composition (3)

150 Computers in the Law Office (3)
LG 200 Introduction to Law (3)
LG 250 Legal Research (3)
LG 300 Legal Writing (3)
LG 305 Litigation I (3)
LG 310 Interviewing & Investigation (3)
LG 405 Litigation II (3)
LG 450 Internship (2-3)

LG 495 Legal Studies BLS Capstone (4)
Correlate Courses: 15 hours from any of the following/Grade of “C” or better  


A. Computer Skills   

CM 101 Computer Competency and the Internet (3)
LG 390 Special Topics in Computer Software (1-3)
OA 225 Spreadsheet Applications (3)
OA 231 Word Processing Applications (3)
OA 235 Database Applications (3)
OA 290 Special Topics in Office Administration (1-3)

B. Business/Professional Skills

AC 224 Financial Accounting (3)
BU 101 Introduction to Business (3)
CN 320 Communication in the Legal Process (3)
OA 211 Editing & Grammar (3)
OA 241 Office Management (3)
TA 310 Technology and Society (3)

C. Analytical/Reasoning Skills

PH 107 Critical Reasoning (3)
PH 220 Logic (3)
PH 315 Philosophy of Law (3)
PO 106 Government of the United States (3)
PO 107 American State and Local Government (3)
PO 339 Constitutional Law I: Federal Institutions (3)
PO 340 Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties (3)
MM300 Mass Media Law (3)

Elective Bachelor Degree Courses: 18 hours from the following/Grade of “C” or better    
LG 205 Corporate Law (3)
LG 210 Family Law (3)
LG 215 Property Law (3)
LG 220 Wills and Estate Administration (3)
LG 315 Legal Research II (3)
LG 320 Elder Law (3)
LG 325 Personal Injury Law (3)
LG 330 Administrative Law for Paralegals (3)
LG 345 Criminal Law and Procedure (3)
LG 350 Professional Ethics (3)
LG 355 Introduction to Contracts (3)
LG 390 Special Topics in Legal Studies (1-3)
LG 410 Bankruptcy and Collections (3)

Minor: No minor is required.