The associate’s degree program in paralegal studies prepares its graduates for entry-level paralegal positions in a variety of settings. Paralegals work under the supervision of an attorney and are not authorized to engage in the practice of law. Students enrolled in the associate program are required to take six legal specialty courses, which cover a specific area of law, procedure, or the legal process and emphasize legal assistant skills, forms, documents, procedures, and legal principles and theories.

The paralegal studies program combines a broad liberal arts knowledge base with a solid foundation of legal theory and practical application that incorporates critical thinking, communications, ethics, and interpersonal skills.