LAS Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree  
with a Major in Legal Assistant Studies

Core Curriculum Areas A-E
(See VSU Core Curriculum)
Total Number of hours required -  42
Core Curriculum F 
(Courses Appropriate to the Major)
Total Number of hours required - 18 
LEAS 1100
Introduction to Paralegalism
3 hours
CRUJ 2300
Judicial Process
3 hours
PHIL 2020
Principles of Logic and Argumentation
3 hours
Foreign Language and Culture
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9 hours
COMM 1100*
Human Communication
0-3 hours

* If a language course or PHIL 2020, Principles of Logic and Argumentation, is taken to meet an Area C requirement, then COMM 1100, Human Communication, must be taken to meet the Area F requirement of 18 hours.

Senior College Curriculum  
Total Number of hours required - 60 
LEAS 3200 Legal Research I
3 hours
LEAS 3201 Legal Research II
3 hours
LEAS 4900 Internship in Legal Studies
3 hours
LEAS Courses  
numbered 3000 or above
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15 hours
CS 1000 Introduction to Microcomputers
3 hours
ENGL 3030 Writing for the Legal Profession
3 hours
Minor**
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15 hours
Elective Courses ***
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15 hours

** A minor is required in a related field, with a minimum of 9 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above.

*** Including a minimum of 3 hours credit from courses numbered 3000 or above.

Total hours for degree   
120 hours