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College of Arts and Sciences
Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs

105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062

The Paralegal Studies minor at the Kent Campus is accredited by the American Bar Association.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  PLST 18000 Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Professional Ethics 3
    28001 Legal Research and Writing 3
    28004 Principles and Practice of Litigation 3
ELR   36792 Internship in Paralegal 3
  Choose from the following*: 18
  PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)  
    28007 Estate and Probate Administration (3)  
    35001 Environmental Law for Paralegals (3)  
    35003 Health Law (3)  
    35005 Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals (3)  
    35007 Energy and Natural Resources Law (3)  
    38003 Administrative Law and Process (3)  
    38005 Tort Law (3)  
WIC   38006 Applied Legal Research and Litigation (3)  
    48002 Contract Law (3)  
    48300 Law of Corporations and Other Associations (3)  
    48401 Patent Law (3)  
    48403 Patent Prosecution (2)  
    48404 Copyright Law (3)  
    48407 Trademark Law (3)  


*At least 6 credit hours must be upper-division.

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.