Paralegal Studies (B.S.) - E-Discovery - Online

Paralegal Studies (B.S.) - E-Discovery - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. 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
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 Hours39-42

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


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
GOVT 200Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise3
GOVT 220American Government3
PLST 200Introduction to Paralegal Studies3
PLST 201Legal Research3
PLST 202Legal Writing3
PLST 205Foundations of Law3
PLST 206Ethics and Professional Responsibility3
PLST 220Civil Practice3
PLST 225Tort Law3
PLST 226Contracts3
PLST 230Criminal Practice and Procedures3
PLST 235Wills, Trusts, and Estates3
PLST 320Constitutional Law3
PLST 340Family Law3
PLST 450Negotiations3
PLST 460Law Office Management3
Total Hours48
Cognate Courses
PLST 210Introduction to E-Discovery3
PLST 215Data Management and E-Discovery3
PLST 310Case Management and Ethical Considerations3
PLST 315Digital Forensics and the Legal Implications3
Total Hours12
Free Electives
Choose 18-21 credit hours of free electives 1,218-21
Total Hours18-21

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


May need 12 hours of 300-400 level course work to fulfill upper-level courses graduation requirement.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total Hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major and concentration taken through Liberty University
  • 30 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
Freshman 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
Communications Elective 1 3
Second Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
PLST 200 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
Sophomore Year
First Semester
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Math Elective 1 3
Natural Science Elective 1 3
GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 3
PLST 201 Legal Research 3
Second Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
GOVT 220 American Government 3
PLST 202 Legal Writing 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Junior Year
First Semester
PLST 205 Foundations of Law 3
PLST 210 Introduction to E-Discovery 3
PLST 220 Civil Practice 3
PLST 225 Tort Law 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
PLST 206 Ethics and Professional Responsibility 3
PLST 215 Data Management and E-Discovery 3
PLST 226 Contracts 3
PLST 230 Criminal Practice and Procedures 3
PLST 235 Wills, Trusts, and Estates 3
Senior Year
First Semester
PLST 310 Case Management and Ethical Considerations 3
PLST 320 Constitutional Law 3
PLST 340 Family Law 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
PLST 315 Digital Forensics and the Legal Implications 3
PLST 450 Negotiations 3
PLST 460 Law Office Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

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

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