Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 60 Credits)

This program has been designed for those students seeking a career in law. Students will take courses that survey the American legal system, as well as courses in communication, humanities, behavioral science, mathematics, natural science, and computers. Florida National Universitywill award an Associate of Arts in Paralegal upon graduation to those students who complete the necessary requirements. Upon graduating, students may pursue upper-level studies, or commence a career within the legal profession*.*Note: Employment within the legal profession may require the successful completion of a criminal background check, and character fitness (including credit-worthiness).

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (9 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATIONS (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • ENC 1102
    English Composition II **
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES 6 CREDITS
Credit Hours
  •  
    6
BEHAVIORAL/ SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    6
NATURAL SCIENCE (7 CREDITS – includes 1 required Lab.. hour)
Credit Hours
  •  
    7
MATHEMATICS (7 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
  • STA 2014
    Introduction to Statistics**
    4
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     
CORE REQUIREMENTS (12 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PLA 2104
    Legal Research and Writing I
    3
  • PLA 2114
    Legal Research and Writing II
    3
  • PLA 2700
    Professional Ethics and Liability
    3
  • PLA 2201
    Introduction to Civil Procedure
    3
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PLA 1426
    Contracts and Business Entities
    3
  • BUL 2131
    Business Law
    3
  • PLA 2303
    Criminal Law and Procedure
    3
  • PLA 2273
    Introduction to Torts
    3

*General Education Component
**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.An Associate of Arts (A.A.) program is a two-year course of study that covers the core materials needed tocomplete the first two years of a four-year bachelor‘s degree.

Note: Some of the documents are provided in Adobe Acrobat format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print PDF files.
Share This
Florida National University logo in white