BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PARALEGAL STUDIES

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Paralegal Studies, from the Paralegal Studies Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program; however, ACC225, CMP101, HP103, PAR201, PSC230 should be completed by the end of Year 2.  Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times.  Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Core Elective (1st Learning Community – linked course): 3 credits
  • Core Electives: 6 credits
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • PSC230 U.S. Judicial Process (3)
  • HP103 Introductory Colloquium (2)
  • Core Electives: (2nd Learning Community: 2 linked courses): 6 credits
  • Core Electives: 6 credits
  • Total Credits (17)

Year 2:

 First Semester

  • ACC225 Financial Accounting (3)
  • Core Electives: 6 credits
  • Free Electives: 6 credits
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • PAR201 Introduction to Paralegal Studies (3)
  • Core Electives: 6 credits
  • Free Electives: 6 credits
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 3:

First Semester
  • PAR301 Legal Research and Writing (4)
  • PAR302 Law Office Computer Technology (3)
  • PAR303 Litigation (3)
  • Paralegal Elective: 3 credits
  • Core Electives: 3 credits
  • Total Credits (16) 

Second Semester

  • Paralegal Studies Electives: 12 credits
  • Free Elective: 3 credits
  • Total Credits (15) 

Year 4: 

First Semester

  • Paralegal Studies: 9 credits
  • Free Electives: 6 credits
  • Total Credits (15)  

Second Semester

  • Core Electives: 3 credits
  • Free Electives: 9 credits
  •   Total Credits (12)  

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL STUDIES:

  • PAR450 Internship (3)

 

 

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