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  Sep 19, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

Law and Jurisprudence (A.A.)

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Title of Major: Law and Jurisprudence, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.


Total Credit Hours: 60

About Legal Studies Institute

Purpose: This transfer program provides a law and liberal arts foundation for those students transferring to four-year colleges and universities to pursue a bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence and, ultimately, attend law school. Prospective lawyers should develop proficiency in writing, speaking, reading, researching, analyzing and thinking logically. A multidisciplinary background is critical; therefore, this program provides a core of courses considered essential to the pre-law/jurisprudence student.

Range of Occupations

The skills and knowledge acquired in this program can be applied to a variety of occupations, including: lawyer, law clerk, paralegal, legal assistant, mediator, arbitrator, title examiner, abstractor, judge, magistrate and other judicial workers.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 32-35 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology: 4 credits

See General Education Computer Technology Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Electives: 3-6 credits

Choose one (or two if completed ENG 121 *) of the following:

Computer Competency Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must demonstrate competence in computing and information technology (a computer competency requirement ). Students may satisfy the computer competency course requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the computer technology general education course or with an elective.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Become critical thinkers.
  • Become effective communicators.
  • Become competent legal professionals.
  • Become ethical legal professionals.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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