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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 undergraduate certificate is applicable to those students who wish to continue their education and enhance and update their skills to pursue a career in the legal field. The certificate at the Kent Campus has been approved by the American Bar Association. 

The certificate program is designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree in any area of study and want to become a paralegal. The coursework is traditionally completed in two to four academic semesters. 

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree. 

Paralegal Studies is located in 113 Bowman Hall (Kent Campus).
Tel: 330-672-8977


Course Title Credits Min. Grade
PLST 18000 Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Professional Ethics 3  
PLST 28001 Legal Research and Writing 3  
PLST 28004 Principles and Practice of Litigation 3  
PLST 36792 Internship in Paralegal 3  
Choose from the following: 18  
PLST 28003 Family Law and Procedure (3)    
PLST 28007 Estate and Probate Administration (3)    
PLST 35001 Environmental Law for Paralegals (3)    
PLST 35003 Health Law (3)    
PLST 35005 Labor and Employment Law (3)    
PLST 35007 Energy and Natural Resources Law (3)    
PLST 38003 Administrative Law and Process (3)    
PLST 38005 Tort Law (3)    
PLST 38006 Applied Legal Research and Litigation (3)    
PLST 42701 Evidence and E-Discovery (3)    
PLST 42705 Bankruptcy Law I: Basic Fundamentals (3)    
PLST 42706 Bankruptcy Law II: Creditor-Debtor Relations (3)    
PLST 42708 Real Estate Law (3)    
PLST 48002 Contract Law (3)    
PLST 48300 Laws of Corporations and Other Associations (3)    
PLST 48401 Patent Law (3)    
PLST 48403 Patent Prosecution (3)    
PLST 48404 Copyright Law I (3)    
PLST 48407 Trademark Law (3)    
PLST 48408 Trademark Prosecution (3)    
      MINIMUM TOTAL: 30  


  • Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA required for entering the program.