Program Requirements

Hours: 42

Major Courses - 33 hours

PRL 150Introduction to Paralegalism (3)

PRL/LGS 151Introduction to Legal Principles (3) S

PRL/LGS 152Legal Research (3)

PRL 261Intro Corporate Law (3)

PRL 271Intro Estates & Probate (3)

PRL 281Intro Real Estate Law (3)

PRL 291Intro Litigation Procedures (3)

PRL 380Internship Experience (3)


(3 hours of PRL 396 can substitute for PRL 380)

PRL 396Cooperative Education Work Experience: Parallel (1-3) EXP

PRL 415Law Office Practice Seminar (3)

Choose two additional 300 Level PRL Courses - 6 hours

(this excludes PRL 380 as it is already required)

Cognate Courses - 9 hours

ACC 213Principles of Accounting I (3)

COM 300Advanced Composition (3) LAS

COM 320Advanced Oral Communication (3) LAS

Residency Requirement - 12 hours

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Paralegal Studies program will be able to:

  • perform the duties of an entry level paralegal in a law firm or other legal work setting.
  • interpret and apply legal codes of ethics in a work environment.
  • perform legal research using both printed and electronic sources.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***