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 University will 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).

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (39 CREDITS)

STUDENT LIFE SKILLS (1 CREDIT)
Credit Hours
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
    1
ENGLISH AND 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
  • PHI 1600
    Ethics
    3
  • Any
    Humanities Course
    3
BEHAVIORAL/ SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PSY 1012
    General Psychology
    3
  • Any
    Social Science Course
    3
NATURAL SCIENCE (7 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • Any
    Two Natural Science Courses
    6
  • Including
    One Lab
    1
MATHEMATICS (7 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
  • STA 2014
    Introduction to Statistics**
    4
INFORMATION LITERACY (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    3
CORE REQUIREMENTS (18 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PLA 1003
    Introduction to the Law
    3
  • PLA 2104
    Legal Research and Writing I
    3
  • PLA 2114
    Legal Research and Writing II
    3
  • PLA 2201
    Introduction to Civil Procedure
    3
  • PLA 2273
    Introduction to Torts
    3
  • PLA 2700
    Professional Ethics and Liability
    3
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PLA 1426
    Contracts and Business Entities
    3
  • PLA 2303
    Criminal Law and Procedure
    3
  • PLA 2763
    Law Office management
    3
  • PLA 2800
    Family Law & Practice
    3

*General Education Component (see page 219)
**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 to
complete the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree.