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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


PARALEGAL STUDIES Code: 2600 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Associate of Applied Science Degree   AL
  Courses Credits Grade
Two Years
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3  
5___ Approved Elective 3  
5___ Approved Elective 2  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3  
LGL 110 Intro to Law & the Legal Assistant 3  
LGL 115 Real Estate Law 3  
LGL 117 Family Law 3  
LGL 125 Legal Research 3  
LGL 126 Legal Writing 3  
LGL 215 Torts 3  
LGL 217 Trial Practice & the Law of Evidence 3  
LGL 218 Criminal Law 3  
LGL 225 Estate Planning & Probate 3  
LGL 230 Legal Transactions 3  
LGL 235 Legal Aspects of Business Organizations 3  
4MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3  
1PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1  
1PED/RPK Elective 1  
2PHI 115 Practical Reasoning 3  
6PSY 201 Intro to Psychology I or 3  
  Intro to Sociology I    
6PSY 202 Intro to Psychology II or 3  
  Intro to Sociology II    
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total   65  
Total credits for the Paralegal Studies A.A.S.=65

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 Students may substitute a humanities/fine arts elective selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 Any higher level MTH course or a science course (BIO, CHM, GOL, NAS, PHY) may be substituted.

5 Elective courses should be selected after consultation with a counselor or academic advisor, and should be designed to further a student’s career and educational goals.

6 Students may substitute a social science elective selected from the social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.