Minnesota State Community & Technical College Paralegal AAS Transfer Guide

Transfer to MSUM BS in Paralegal

Quick Facts:

  • College credits applied = 60
  • Gen Ed/ LASC goal areas & credits remaining = 24
  • Other requirements = 40-43

Use this transfer guide for recommendations and MSUM equivalencies.

MN Transfer Curriculum / Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC)

Goal Area Requirement
Recommended M State Courses
Goal Area
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Area Requirement
Written/ Oral Communication (Met)
Recommended M State Courses
COMM 1120 Intro to Public Speaking (3 cr)
Goal Area
1
MSUM Equivalent
COMM 100 Speech Communication
Goal Area Requirement
Written/ Oral Communication (Met)
Recommended M State Courses
ENGL 1101 College Writing (3 cr)
Goal Area
1
MSUM Equivalent
ENGL 101 English Composition I
Goal Area Requirement
History/Social Behavioral Sciences
Recommended M State Courses
POLS 1120 American National Government (3 cr) OR
Goal Area
5, 9
MSUM Equivalent
POLS 120 American National Government & Politics OR
Goal Area Requirement
History/Social Behavioral Sciences
Recommended M State Courses
POLS 1130 State & Local Government (3 cr)
Goal Area
2, 5, 9
MSUM Equivalent
POLS 221 Minnesota State & Local Gov
Goal Area Requirement
History/Social Behavioral Sciences
Recommended M State Courses
Sociology Course (3 cr)
Recommendation: Take a course that meets goal areas 5 & 7
Goal Area
5, 7
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Area 5, 7
Goal Area Requirement
History/Social Behavioral Sciences
Recommended M State Courses
PSYC 1200 General Psychology (3 cr)
Goal Area
5, 9
MSUM Equivalent
PSY 113 General Psychology

Additional Courses in Goal Areas to Equal 42 Credits Total for Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC)

Minimum credits to complete LASC Goal Areas = 24 cr in addition to those earned with AAS.**

Students must obtain a grade of C or higher in requirements for major.

M State Courses
Goal Area
MSUM Equivalent
M State Courses
PARA 1101 Intro to Paralegal (3 cr)
Goal Area
MSUM Equivalent
PARA 125 Introduction to Paralegal
M State Courses
ACCT 1120 Business Law (3 cr)
Goal Area
MSUM Equivalent
ACCT 304 Legal Environment of Business (w/ Validation)*
M State Courses
PARA 1102 Research & Writing I (3 cr)
Goal Area
MSUM Equivalent
PARA 251 Legal Research & Writing*
M State Courses
ACCT, HRES, CPTR, & PARA requirements (33 cr)
Goal Area
MSUM Equivalent
Electives

*Validation – To earn credit for ACCT 304 students must complete a higher level course in the same rubric with a grade of C or higher or pass an examination. For PARA 251 the student must pass an examination.

**It is recommended that some LASC courses taken at MSUM be at the 300/ 400 level to help satisfy the 40 credit upper division requirement.

Major Requirements Remaining to take at MSUM (70-80 cr)

Core Requirements:

  • *PARA 251 Legal Research & Writing II (3)
  • PARA 310 Civil Procedure I (3)
  • PARA 320 Family Law (3)
  • PARA 325 Interviewing (3)
  • PARA 331 Debtor-Creditor/ Bankruptcy Law (3)
  • PARA 375 Legal Ethics (3)
  • PARA 405 Wills, Estates and Taxation (3)
  • PARA 416 Elder Law (3)
  • PARA 425 Advanced Legal Research & Writing (3)
  • PARA 469 Internship (4 – 12)**

*Required course if not validated.

Selected Emphasis: (9-12 credits in area of choice) Transactions (If ACCT 304 is validated, 9 cr are required.) OR Litigation

One Other Area of Emphasis: (3 credits in another area not chosen above)

**Additional credits may be taken to fulfill the 40 credit upper division course requirement or to maximize an internship. It is recommended that LASC courses taken at MSUM be at the 300/level to help satisfy this requirement.