Brandon James Hoover, J.D., Program Director
This curriculum is designed for the student interested in a career in the legal field
who wishes to primarily focus his or her education on legal studies. Through this
certificate program, students learn about various areas of law including criminal,
family, contract, tort, and estate law. Graduation from this certificate program will
provide students with opportunities to enter the workforce with the requisite knowledge
and skills to obtain employment in beginner level positions in certain government
offices or as an entry-level legal assistant/ paralegal.
This certificate program can be taken 100% online, but traditional classroom offerings are available for many classes, as well.
In order to graduate from the Legal Studies Program, the students must meet all college academic requirements plus achieve a grade or "C" or better in each Legal Studies (LEGL) and Criminal Justice (CRIM) course.
Successful completion of this program qualifies students to apply for a Certificate in Legal Studies.
Required Legal Studies Courses
|LEGL-101||Introduction to Legal Studies|
|LEGL-203||Family and Estate Law|
|Real Property and Title Examination or
Required General Courses
|ENG-101||English Composition I|
|COMP-221||Office Applications I|
|English Elective||English Elective|
LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM
ONE-YEAR CAREER PROGRAM
PREPARATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
|FIRST SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|Computer Technology 101 (Computer Literacy)||3|
|Criminal Justice 103 (Criminal Law)||3|
|English 101 (English Composition I)||3|
|Legal Studies 101 (Introduction to Legal Studies)||3|
|Legal Studies 203 (Family and Estate Law)||3|
|Business Administration 210 (Business Law)||3|
|Computer Technology 221 (Office Applications I)||3|
|Legal Studies 104 (Litigation)||3|
|Legal Studies 204 or 206 (Real Property and Title Examination or Torts)||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.