Paralegal Studies (B.S.) - Online

Paralegal Studies (B.S.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. 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

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
Free Electives
Choose 30-33 credit hours of Free Electives 1,230-33
Total Hours30-33

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 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
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