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The Paralegal program prepares its graduates to perform substantive legal work under the supervision of an attorney. Although paralegals cannot provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law, paralegals assist attorneys in a variety of legal environments by performing tasks such as drafting legal documents, performing legal research, maintaining corporate records and minutes books, interviewing witnesses and clients, and assisting in trial preparation. There is a separate admission process requiring students to be accepted into the program after completing initial prerequisites. To apply for admission, students complete a program application and submit it to the Program Coordinator. This certificate requires 36 credits in the courses listed below.

For more information about Paralegal Studies, please visit the program page.

Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: PLGL.CER

Program Requirements
PLGL 1100Introduction to Paralegal Studies3
PLGL 1150Drafting Legal Documents3
PLGL 1200Civil Litigation3
PLGL 1250Legal Ethics/Law Office Organization3
PLGL 1500Introduction to Legal Research and Writing3
PLGL 2100Advanced Legal Research and Writing3
PLGL 2425Law Office Technology3
PLGL 2500Personal Injury, Tort and Insurance Law3
PLGL 2600Paralegal Practicum3
OFTI 1200MS Office for Professional Staff3
Program Electives
Select six credits from any 1000- and 2000-level Paralegal Studies courses 1, 2, 36
Total Credits36

Only three credit hours from practicum courses can be used to complete the program.


In addition to the courses listed above.


A list of Paralegal Studies courses can be found in the catalog.