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Associate of Applied Science

As you prepare for an exciting career in the law, you will learn to investigate legal cases, draft legal documents and perform legal research under the supervision of an attorney. This program includes a paralegal internship

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7182
Information Sessions

ABA American Bar Association  - ABA Approved Paralegal Program

Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Paralegal & Legal Assistant $38,581
Title Examiner $33,352
Legal Support $46,345

Academic Option

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor

Program Requirements 2020-2021

General Education Requirements

The general education category requirements are fulfilled by core or support courses.*

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
PAR 101 Introduction to Paralegal Careers 3
PAR 102 Civil Litigation Procedures I 3
PAR 103 Legal Research 3
PAR 104 Paralegal Ethics 3
PAR 106 Civil and Criminal Evidence 3
PAR 202 Civil Litigation Procedures II 3
PAR 211 Legal Writing 3
PAR 213 Computer Assisted Legal Research 3
Subtotal 24

PAR Specialty Area Electives**

Complete 15-16 credits from the following list:

Course # Course Title Credits
PAR 203 Tort Law Procedures 3
PAR 204 Wills, Trusts, and Estates 3
PAR 206 Criminal Law and Procedures I 3
PAR 207 Criminal Law and Procedures II 3
PAR 208 Domestic Relations and Family Law 3
PAR 209 Bankruptcy Procedures 3
PAR 212 Law Office Computerization 3
PAR 215 Corporate Law Procedures 3
PAR 217 Real Estate Legal Procedures 3
PAR 218 Administrative Law: Employment 1
PAR 219 Administrative Law: Immigration 1
PAR 220 Administrative Law: Social Security 1
PAR 290 Paralegal Internship*** 4
Subtotal 15-16

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ACC 100
  or ACC 211
Practical Accounting Procedures
  Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201]
  or CIS 120
Computer Fundamentals
  Computer Applications for Business
POS 201 
  or POS 210
American National Government and Politics [SUN# POS 1110]
  National and State Constitutions 
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 101 English Composition I  [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102 English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102] 3

Mathematics and Science Requirement

Complete at least 3 credits from the following courses only:

Mathematics and Science
AST 101IN102IN, 105IN BIO 100IN or higher (except BIO 296, 299, 299WK);  CHM 121IN or higher (except CHM 290, 295LB); GEO 101, 102; GLG 101IN [SUN# GLG 1101], 102IN; PHY 121IN [SUN# PHY 1111], or 122IN [SUN# PHY 1112], or 210IN, [SUN# PHY1121] or 216IN [SUN# PHY 1131], 221IN;  any 3-credit MAT course at the 100 level or higher, except MAT 108
Math Competency must be met by assessment or by completing any MAT course at the 100 level or higher except MAT 108.

Humanities and Social Science Requirement

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts Category
ANT 112, 148, 205, 206; ART 130 [SUN# ART 1101], 131 [SUN# ART 1102]; HIS 101, 102, 113, 114, 122, 124, 141 [SUN# HIS 1131], 142 [SUN# 1132]148, 160, 161,; HUM 251, 252, 253, 260; LIT 261; REL 234****
Any AGEC categorical requirement from the "Other Requirements Options:" (c) Second Language list with a "C" or "G" designation
Subtotal 22-23
Total 61-63

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication Requirement - WRT 101; Arts and Humanities - Arts and Humanities support courses; Math and Science support courses; Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement - POS 201 or 210; Other Requirement - CIS/CSA 104; Special Requirements - Arts and Humanities support courses.

** Specialty courses are not offered every semester. Consult the online class schedule, or meet with an advisor or PAR faculty member to determine class offerings.

*** This internship is designed to give students work experience at an approved site.  For students in their final semester of course work.  Application and acceptance required.

**** REL 234 is no longer offered, but will meet the requirement for students that have already taken the course.

Program/Major Codes: AASLEGALASST/LAS1

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