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Paralegal (AAS-PRL)

Program Location: Bay Minette Campus

Applied Technology Division

Length: Four Semesters

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies is designed to prepare students who wish to pursue careers as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant.

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of STARS.

NOTE:* PRL 101, ENG 101, ENG 102 and PRL 102 are designated Milestone courses, which must be taken in the proper sequence to graduate on time. 

Semester One

Item # Title Credits
BUS 215 Business Communication 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PRL 101 Introduction to Paralegal Study 3
PRL 150 Commercial Law 3
MTH 100 or MTH 116 + 3
WKO 107 or ORI 101 + 1
Sub-total Credits 16

Semester Two

Item # Title Credits
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
PRL 160 Criminal Law and Procedure 3
PRL 262 Civil Law and Procedure 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (T) + 3
Sub-total Credits 15

Semester Three

Item # Title Credits
BUS 263 The Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
POL 211 American National Government 3
PRL 102 Basic Research and Writing 3
PRL 210 Real Property Law 3
PRL 240 Wills, Trusts, and Estates 3
Sub-total Credits 15

Complete Graduation Application

Semester Four

Item # Title Credits
BUS 188 Personal Development 3
PRL 103 Advanced Legal Research and Writing 3
PRL 230 Domestic Law 3
BUS 241 or OAD 137 + 3
PRL 291 or OAD 218 + 3
Sub-total Credits 15


*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.





Financial Aid is Available


Bay Minette Campus

1900 Highway 31 South
Bay Minette, AL 36507