Paralegal & Legal Studies

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Sample Schedule

The schedule below shows how the requirements for this degree may be met in four semesters. For some students, fulfilling degree requirements may take more than four semesters to complete. When planning your schedule, you should consult with your advisor.

First Semester (16 Credit Hours)

  • BUS 123 Business Communication (3)
  • ENG 101 Composition I (3)
  • PLG 100 Introduction to Paralegal Practice (3)
  • PLG 125 Legal Research and Writing I (3)
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Mathematics (except MAT 110, MAT 121 Introductory Statistics I recommended) (3)
  • Health/Physical Education (HPE) Elective (1)

Second Semester (15-16 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 103 Composition II (3)
  • PLG 225 Legal Research and Writing I (3)
  • PLG 230 Family Law (3)
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Natural Sciences (3-4)
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Basic Communication: Oral (3)

Third Semester (16 Credit Hours)

  • ACC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting (4)
  • PLG 115 Computers in the Law Office (3)
  • PLG 210 Real Property Law and Practice (3)
  • PLG 235 Administration of Wills, Trusts, and Estates (3)
  • Professional Elective (any course with prefix PLG, BUS or CJC) (BUS 227 Business Law recommended) (3)

Fourth Semester (16 Credit Hours)

  • PLG 120 Business Structures or PLG 245 Tort Law or PLG 255 Bankruptcy Law (3)
  • PLG 240 Courts and Litigation (3)
  • PLG 250 Paralegal Internship (3)
  • SUNY General Education approved course from one of the following categories:
    • American History (3)
    • Western Civilization (3)
    • Other World Civilizations (3)
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Social Sciences (3)
  • Health/Physical Education (HPE) Elective (1)