The Paralegal Associates Degree Program
Students who have
not already obtained their earned a bachelor's degree may earn an
associates degree in the Paralegal Program.
Earn your Associate's Degree in Paralegal and:
- Get to Work as a Paralegal.
You can begin your career immediately upon graduation. Remember to
ask about our career assistance services.
- Transfer and Complete Your Bachelor's
Degree. Remember to ask about our transfer agreements with
Eastern Michigan University and Madonna University which allow you to
complete your bachelor's in 1 additional year.
- Go on to Law School.
While most law schools require a bachelor's degree, the practical legal
education from our paralegal program will give you marketable skills that
surpass any other pre-law major.
NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a
during their first term to prepare a plan of study which meets the
general education requirements for all associates degrees.
Required Supportive Courses:
In order to be admitted to the paralegal program, you must first complete
these required supportive courses and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in these
Once these courses are complete, the
admission to the paralegal program.
Students who have completed courses A-E above may
apply for early admission if they are registered for
Business Law 2 - BUS 2040 in the term of admission.
Major Requirements for the Paralegal Program:
The Paralegal Associates Major contains six core courses, one elective, and
three supporting courses over three terms in a specific sequence. Those
not able to attend full time may follow the same sequence at an appropriate pace
for their own schedule.
First Semester Courses:
Second Semester Courses
Third Semester Course
Core Courses which may be taken in any semester after admission
also, a minimum of 21 credits of
additional general elective/education courses must be taken any time before
The program recommends students fulfill part of this
requirement through a Paralegal
Special Topics Courses, and/or a
Medical Terminology Course.