Paralegal Studies (A.A.) - Online

Paralegal Studies (A.A.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours36-39
1

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements

2

Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of  RLGN 104 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 waived

Major Requirements

Major Core
PLST 200Introduction to Paralegal Studies3
PLST 201Legal Research3
PLST 202Legal Writing3
PLST 205Foundations of Law3
PLST 220Civil Practice3
PLST 230Criminal Practice and Procedures3
PLST Elective 13
Total Hours21
1

Choose any PLST course not already required in the major

Free Electives
Choose 0-3 credit hours of Free Electives 10-3
Total Hours0-3
1

It is strongly recommended that the student choose PLST courses not already required by the degree.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 60 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 15 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
PLST 200 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
 Hours14-17
Second Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Communications Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Math Elective 1 3
PLST 201 Legal Research 3
 Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
PLST 202 Legal Writing 3
PLST 205 Foundations of Law 3
Paralegal Studies Elective 2 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
Natural Science Elective 1 3
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
PLST 200 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
PLST 230 Criminal Practice and Procedures 3
Elective 3 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours60-63
1

Refer to the list of approved general education electives here before enrolling in foundational skills requirements

2

Choose any PLST course not already required in the major

3

It is strongly recommended that the student choose PLST courses not already required by the degree

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