A.A.S., Paralegal Studies

  1. Complete ENGL F111X with a grade of C or better prior to admission to the program.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 61 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
A.A.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
Program Requirements
PLS F102Introduction to Paralegal Studies3
PLS F105Introduction to Paralegal Ethics2
PLS F201Practical Paralegal Skills3
PLS F210Civil Procedure3
PLS F260Computers in the Law Office3
PLS F280Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals3
PLS F285Advanced Legal Writing2
PLS F299Paralegal Studies Internship3
PS F101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
or JUST F110X Introduction to Justice
Select one from the following:3
Politics and the Judicial Process
Ethics and Society
Ethics and Justice
Select one from the following:3
Constitutional Law I: Federalism
Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Liberties
Mass Media Law and Regulation
Select five from the following:15
Torts
Criminal Law for Paralegals
Contracts/Real Property
Family Law
Employment and Administrative Law
Probate Law
Business Organizations
Total Credits46

Note: Students interested in the paralegal studies degree should consult the program coordinator before enrolling in paralegal courses. Transfer credits for paralegal courses completed at other institutions are subject to approval by the program coordinator. No more than 15 credit hours of paralegal courses completed at other institutions will be applied toward completion of the A.A.S. degree in paralegal studies at UAF.