Paralegal Studies

Semester 1

Students earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses and minimum GPA of 2.5 in major courses.
Student interested in transfer options should meet with Paralegal faculty.
Participation in the Criminal Justice, Paralegal and Social Science Career Fair is encouraged.
Participation in networking and service learning opportunities offered by the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society is encouraged.

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA overall, which will enable them to take an internship their last semester.
Students connect with the program's career assistance services and develop their first Paralegal resume.
Service learning and networking opportunities are provided through the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society. Students have the opportunity to hear from and meet legal professionals each spring during Law and Society Week.

  • Don’t forget to meet with an advisor and review this schedule when registering for your classes
  • Start planning for transfer:
    • Did you know our dual admissions partnerships include scholarship opportunities?
    • Learn more about our transfer agreements and use our interactive search tool for your program’s transfer options
  • Make sure you are using Starfish Connect to track and improve your grades
  • Stay on the path to success: take advantage of academic support services offered by Counseling the Learning Labs, Academic Advising and more
  • Now is a good time to start financial planning for next semester:
    • Manage your financial aid
    • Take advantage of our payment plans and know the payment deadlines
    • Apply for a scholarship— You only have to complete one application to be considered for all available scholarships

Semester 3

Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA overall, which will enable them to take an internship their last semester.
Students connect with the program's career assistance services and develop their first Paralegal resume. Students receive weekly job listings and other program notices.
Participation in networking and service learning opportunities offered by the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society is encouraged.

  • Meet with an advisor and review this schedule when registering for your classes
  • Make sure you are using Starfish Connect to track and improve your grades
  • Stay on the path to success: take advantage of academic support services offered by Counseling the Learning Labs, Academic Advising and more
  • Start financial planning for next semester:
    • Manage your financial aid
    • Take advantage of our payment plans and know the payment deadlines
    • Apply for a scholarship—You only have to complete one application to be considered for all available scholarships

Semester 4

Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA overall.
Students complete a professional resume, either in the PLS 295, Legal Internship or with the assistance of the Paralegal faculty and Career Staff.
Service learning and networking opportunities provided through the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society.
Students have the opportunity to hear from and meet legal professionals each spring during Law and Society Week.

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
    • Meet with a counselor at your selected dual admissions transfer college
    • Meet with one of our College’s counselors or an advisor to review transfer requirements
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities