Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Description and Outcomes
If you already possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and want to enter the paralegal profession, consider the Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program. This certificate program is designed to increase your knowledge of the paralegal profession and provide you with the foundational coursework to prepare to become a paralegal. Courses teach you how to communicate effectively in a legal environment, conduct legal research, and evaluate legal sources. In addition, you will apply learned concepts to relevant legal arguments and examine ethics in legal environments.
The Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 36 or 37 quarter credit hours, depending on your choice of elective. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Communications: Communicate effectively in legal environments.
- Ethics: Apply ethical decision making to paralegal practice.
- Critical Thinking: Apply critical thinking to paralegal practice situations.
- Practice: Analyze theoretical and practical concepts in areas of legal specialization.
- Legal Research: Conduct legal research.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Kaplan University's general requirements.
By the end of the first term, you must furnish an official transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
|LS100||Introduction to the Law and Legal Profession||5|
|PA201||Introduction to Legal Research||5|
|PA205||Introduction to Legal Analysis and Writing||5|
|PA305||Law Office Management||6|
|Select one of the following:||5 or 6|
|Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning|
|Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law|
|Real Estate Law|
|Total Major Requirements||36-37|
The Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 36 or 37 quarter credit hours, depending on the student's choice of elective. Total program costs may vary.