B.P.S. in Paralegal Studies
The law studies program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career as a paralegal or legal assistant.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120
Our mission is to educate students in a learning environment conducive to excellence in meeting the complex challenges present in justice- related services. Our faculty's goal is to expand the knowledge base and to integrate cutting-edge information into the learning experiences of students. In addition, the Department of Legal Studies' mission is to extend service to our constituents to enhance learning, program development, and justice-related service in Mississippi, the region, and the nation.
General Education Requirements
See the General Education/Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences. Students in the law studies major are allowed to take Math 120 to fulfill the College Algebra math requirement.
An additional 18 hours is required in the following related subjects: 3 hours of history, Pol 101 (3 hours), Phil 103 (3 hours), 6 hours of the same modern or ancient language, and Spch 102 or 105 (3 hours).
The B.S. in law studies degree requires the following 18 semester hours of LA courses: LA 201, 204, 205, 303, 304, and 305.
Other Academic Requirements
For majors in this field, a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 must be maintained on all law studies course work.