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Curriculum

A.S. in Legal Studies Total Credits
60-63 crs.

General Education Requirements
24 crs.
Common Core
12 crs.
ENG110 College Writing
3 crs.
ENG130 Literature and Composition
3 crs.
COM107 Introduction to Communications
3 crs.
CIS112 Introduction to Computing
3 crs.
Liberal Arts
6 crs.
100-200 Level Humanities Elective
3 crs.
100-200 Level Social Science Elective
3 crs.
Math
3 crs.
MAT105 Quantitative Methods or Higher
3 crs.
Science
3 crs.
100-200 Level Science Elective
3 crs.

Leadership Course
3 crs.
LCS105 Elements of Organizations
3 crs.

Major, Core and Concentrations
30-33 crs.
LAW101 Introduction to Law
3 crs.
LAW105 Estate Administration & Estate Practice
3 crs.
LAW201 Real Estate Law & Practice
3 crs.
LAW203 Civil Litigation
3 crs.
LAW/BUS204 Business Law I
3 crs.
LAW205 Legal Research
3 crs.
LAW/BUS206 Business Law II
3 crs.
200-Level or Higher Elective*
3 crs.
LAW200-Level or Higher Elective*
3 crs.
LAW298 Legal Studies Internship OR
LAW425 Legal Writing AND LAW440 Legal Ethics 
3-6 crs.

COLLEGE TO CAREER CORE
3 crs.
CTC101 College Success Seminar
3 crs.


* Note: 18 credits of the courses in the major in any AS degree must be at the 200 Level or higher and courses above 200 Level can only be electives.

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Program Outcomes

  • Students will attain a professional level of organizational skills including thinking, planning, and execution skills.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the team concept for the delivery of legal services.

  • Students will attain a professional level of written and oral communication skills.

  • Students will demonstrate skills in the use of technology in the delivery of legal services.

  • Students will demonstrate ethical awareness and understand the concept of integrity.

  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive, practical understanding of subject specific skills-based areas of practical legal work.

  • Students will acquire knowledge of career opportunities in law firms, corporate legal departments, government, and non-profit settings.

  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of various specialized areas of the Law.