Curriculum

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Associate of Applied Science | Certificate of Completion

Associate of Applied Science

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  LEGL 1500* Introduction to Paralegal Studies (Fall Only) 3
  LEGL 1710*  Legal Research and Writing I (Fall Only) 3
GenEd: CS  COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+  English I: Composition 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1010+ -OR HIGHER- Problem Solving 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  LEGL 1720* Legal Research and Writing II (Spring Only) 3
  LEGL 2550* Evidence and Investigation (Spring Only) 3
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses.^ 3
GenEd: CV  CO/M 2010* -OR- Public Speaking 
GenEd: CV CO/M 1015*^ -OR- Foundations of Communication 3
  CO/M 1030*^ Interpersonal Communication 3
      Semester Credits 12
  Course Title Credits
  LEGL 1800* -OR- Law Office Management (Summer Odd Years) 3
  LEGL 2830* Computer Applications in the Law (Summer Even Years) 3
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses.^ 3
      Semester Credits 6

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  LEGL 2500* Civil Procedure and Litigation (Fall Only) 3
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses.^ 3
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses.^ 3
    Choose from faculty-approved LEGL elective courses.^ 3
GenEd: WY    Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses.^ 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  BADM 2010* -OR- Business Law I 3
    Choose from faculty-approved LEGL elective courses.^ 3
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses.^ 3
    Choose from faculty-approved LEGL elective courses.^ 3
    Choose from faculty-approved LEGL elective courses.^ 3
GenEd: LAB    Choose from approved Lab Science courses. 4
      Semester Credits 16

Total Credits: 64

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^Program Comments
General education Lab Science courses recommended include POLS 1000, HIST 1211, HIST 1221, or HIST 1251.

CO/M 1030 completed prior to the 2016-2017 academic year will satisfy the CV requirement for AAS degrees only for programs started during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year (catalog), CO/M 1030 will no longer satisfy the CV requirement for any degree.

Legal Program Electives – Students must complete 15 credit hours (5 courses) from the following list of courses. Courses are not offered every semester. Consult your faculty advisor for recommendations.

BADM 2010 3 credits Business Law I
LEGL 1800 3 credits Law Office Management
LEGL 2560 3 credits Probate Practices and Procedures
LEGL 2570 3 credits Torts
LEGL 2610 3 credits Family Law
LEGL 2630 3 credits Real Estate and Property Law
LEGL 2650 3 credits Criminal Law and Procedure
LEGL 2670 3 credits Constitutional Law
LEGL 2680 3 credits Administrative Law
LEGL 2830 3 credits Computer Applications in the Law
LEGL 2990 3-5 credits Paralegal Internship

 

Paralegal Program Electives – Students must complete 15 credit hours (5 courses) of approved elective courses. Courses are not offered every semester. Consult your faculty advisor for recommendations. Electives should be a balance of different disciplines; students may choose from the following: ACCT, ANTH, ART, BADM, BUSN, CO/M, COSC, CRMJ, EDUC, ENGL, HIST, HMSV, HUMN, MGT, MKT, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, THEA, SPAN, FREN, or JAPN.

Other Information
Students must begin the paralegal/legal courses in the fall semester to complete the proper course sequencing for this program.

Certificate of Completion

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  LEGL 1500* Introduction to Paralegal Studies (Fall Only) 3
  LEGL 1710*  Legal Research and Writing I (Fall Only) 3
  BADM 2010*  Business Law I 3
    Choose from faculty-approved LEGL elective courses.^ 3
      Semester Credits 12
  Course Title Credits
  LEGL 1720* Legal Research and Writing II (Spring Only) 3
  LEGL 2550* Evidence and Investigation (Spring Only) 3
    Choose from faculty-approved LEGL elective courses.^ 3
    Choose from faculty-approved LEGL elective courses.^ 
      Semester Credits 12
  Course Title Credits
  LEGL 2500* Civil Procedure and Litigation (Fall Only) 3
  LEGL 2990 -OR- Paralegal Internship (Fall or Spring) 3-5
    Choose from faculty-approved LEGL elective courses.^ 3
      Semester Credits 6-8

Total Credits: 30-32

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

^Program Comments
Legal Program Electives – Students must complete 15 credit hours (5 courses) from the following list of courses. Courses are not offered every semester. Consult your faculty advisor for recommendations.

LEGL 1800 3 credits Law Office Management
LEGL 2560 3 credits Probate Practices and Procedures
LEGL 2570 3 credits Torts
LEGL 2610 3 credits Family Law
LEGL 2630 3 credits Real Estate and Property Law
LEGL 2650 3 credits Criminal Law and Procedure
LEGL 2670 3 credits Constitutional Law
LEGL 2680 3 credits Administrative Law
LEGL 2830 3 credits Computer Applications in the Law
LEGL 2990 3-5 credits Paralegal Internship