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Business Administration, Paralegal Studies Specialization AS

Associate of Science (AS)

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This program is intended to provide the student with a general course of study in paralegal studies at the freshman and sophomore levels and prepares the student for a baccalaureate degree program in paralegal studies at select colleges and universities.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3   See Note 5
LGL 110 Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant 3    
LGL 125 Legal Research 3    
LGL 126 Legal Writing 3 ENG 111  
LGL Elective (any LGL course) 3    
MILESTONE: Paralegal Studies Career Studies Certificate (See faculty advisor)
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 See Placement Requirements  
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3    
BIO 101 General Biology I 4   CHM 111, PHY 201
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3    
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking or
CST 110 Introduction to Communication
Health/Physical Education Elective 1    
MTH 164 Precalculus II or
MTH 270 Applied Calculus
3 MTH 163  
BIO 102 General Biology II 4 BIO 101 CHM 112, PHY 202
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACC 211  
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 3
Psychology or Sociology Elective 3   See Note 2
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 2
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 2
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 61    


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, or SOC.
  3. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course. See for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  4. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  5. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
  6. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP or internal exam.
  7. Related Career Studies Certificate (CSC) – Paralegal Studies.

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