Legal Assistant Studies Degree Requirements
|Core Curriculum Areas A-E||(See VSU Core Curriculum)||42 hours (Required Total)|
|Core Curriculum F||(Courses Appropriate to the Major)||18 hours (Required Total)|
|LEAS 1100||Introduction to Paralegalism||3 hours|
|CRJU 1100||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3 hours|
|PHIL 2020||Principles of Logic and Argumentation||3 hours|
|Foreign Language and Culture*||9 hours|
|COMM 1100**||Human Communication||0-3 hours|
|Senior College Curriculum||60 hours (Required Total)|
|ACED 2400||Computer Technology for the Workplace||3 hours|
|ENGL 3030||Writing for the Legal & Social Science Professions||3 hours|
|LEAS 3200||Legal Research I||3 hours|
|LEAS 3201||Legal Research II||3 hours|
|LEAS 4800||Legal Assistant Studies Capstone||3 hours|
|LEAS 4900||Internship in Legal Studies||3 hours|
|LEAS Courses numbered 3000 or above||15 hours|
|Area of Concentration /elective Courses||27 hours (Required Total)|
|Area of Concentration||9 hours***|
|Elective Courses||18 hours****|
|Total hours for degree||120 hours|
* If a language course was taken at the high school level within the last 5 years, then the student must begin with the 1002 level for credit.
** If a language course or PHIL 2020 is taken to meet an Area C requirement, then COMM 1100 must be taken to meet the Area F requirement of 18 hours
*** The concentration must be in a field related to Legal Assistant Studies, and all 9 credit hours must be from courses 3000 or above.
**** A minimum of 3 credit hours from courses 3000 or above.