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Political Science with Concentration in Paralegal Studies (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Political Science with Concentration in Paralegal Studies (BS)

Major: POLS

Concentration: PARA

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Note: Completion of the B.S. in Political Science with Paralegal Concentration is not, without dual completion of the Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies, designed to prepare students for a career as a paralegal, nor does it constitute a Paralegal degree from an ABA accredited program.

Type Semester Hours Total
General Education   34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Semester
Hours
Total
General 101: A&S Orientation 1  
Foreign Language
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language;
hours will vary depending on the language taken)
6-8  
Humanities or Natural Sciences at 300+ level, in
addition to courses counted toward General Education
6  

WR—two approved courses at 300+ level
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)

   
Total   13-15

Department of Political Science

Type Semester
Hours
Total
Political Science 2011, 2021, or 2991(Students with credit for POLS 299 may not receive credit for 201 or 202)                  3  
Political Science 390 3  
Political Science 3254 or 3264 3  
Political Science 4952,3 3  
Law and Jurisprudence Area:
Political Science 312, 313, 314, 315, 320, 3322, 337(select 3)
9  
Policy Area:
Political Science 3254, 3264, 333, 336, 338, 405,
426, 505 (select two)
6  
Electives in Political Science 3  
Total   30

Paralegal Concentration:

Type Semester
Hours
Total
Paralegal Studies 101, 102, 203, 399, and 390 13  
Electives in Paralegal Studies 15  
Total   28

Supporting Courses

Type Semester
Hours
Total
Economics 2011 and 2021                                  6  
Philosophy 2111 or 311 3  
Mathematics 1071 or 1801 3  
Total   12

Electives & Total Hours

Type Hours
Minimum Electives                                                                 2-4
Minimum Total 121

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

2 Fulfills WR requirement.

3 Substitutions may be approved by the departmental advisor.

4 May not be double counted for policy area requirement if used for core requirement.

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