2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide an individual working under the direct supervision of an attorney with a sufficient level of knowledge and proficiency to perform tasks in meeting the needs of clients.

A paralegal will have a basic understanding of the general process of civil and criminal american law.

Program Objectives: Graduates may seek employment as a paralegal or legal assistant.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English on the placement test will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency on the placement test in the following mathematical units will be required to complete developmental courses: MTE 1 , MTE 2  and MTE 3 .

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.


Although this program is not designed for transfer, agreements with specific institutions may exist. Contact the Paralegal program head as listed on program webpage.

First Year

(First year courses must be completed prior to enrolling in second year courses)

Second Year

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 65

1 Electives must be chosen from the specific list referenced in the curriculum requirements above. Veterans with an honorable discharge will be awarded HLT/PED credit based on military service.

2 Electives must be chosen from the specific list referenced in the curriculum requirements above.

3 LGL 125  and LGL 126  must be taken during the same semester.

* This course has a requisite. Requisites for all courses are listed in the course description section at the back of the catalog.

NOTE: Fall and Spring course sequence are only taught in their respective semesters.

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