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Law and Jurisprudence, A.A.

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Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A. (code AA.LGS.JURIS-TRANS)

Total Credit Hours: 60 credit hours.


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. Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.

Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses

AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study.  This sequence incorporates all of the student’s requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success.  It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.


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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:

Additional Requirements

Computer Competency Requirement

See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the social and behavioral sciences or biological and physical sciences general education requirements. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

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 all the college’s core competencies. For a full list of Core Competencies, click here.

Related Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Transfer Agreements

Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to www.aacc.edu/transfer.

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