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2014-2015 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2014-2015 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business - Paralegal Studies

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The Paralegal Studies program prepares students to work under the supervision of an attorney in private law offices, government agencies or corporate law departments performing delegated legal work including legal research, document preparation, client interviewing, factual investigation and case management utilizing current technology and in compliance with ethical and professional standards.

This program is designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Emphasis: Business

Concentration: Paralegal Studies (Approved by the American Bar Association)

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2As part of the law elective requirements, students must take either LAW 2010 or LAW 2020.

3Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.


• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. In this program, BUSN 1360 Software Applications for Business is required to satisfy computer competency and must be taken during the first 30 hours.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

Program Degree Requirements - A.A.S. Business - Paralegal Studies

General Education Requirements (15 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts

Approved Humanities General Education elective1 3 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences


Approved Mathematics General Education elective1 3 credits

Total Credit Hours 60

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