- An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies prepares students to support attorneys in transactional and litigation fields through legal research, document drafting, case management, evidence gathering and the litigation procedure. Paralegals are often involved in trial assistance and other dispute resolution processes, as well as with preparation of real estate documents, wills, trusts, contracts, corporate matters and law office investigations.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objective:
- To develop students’ written and verbal competencies, enabling them to think critically and communicate effectively.
- To instruct students in analytical and technical skills.
- To provide students with a sound understanding of a legal practice in the United States.
- To prepare graduates to work as paralegals for lawyers in both civil and criminal practices in firms, businesses and corporations.
Prerequisites for Major Courses
To receive an Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies, students must earn 60.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Paralegal Studies Major Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )|
|Legal Research and Writing I||3.0 credit hours|
|Criminal Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Contracts||3.0 credit hours|
|Wills, Trusts and Estates||3.0 credit hours|
|Civil Litigation||3.0 credit hours|
|Torts Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Family Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Real Property||3.0 credit hours|