North Dakota State College of Science Associate in Arts Law Emphasis AA Transfer Guide

Transfer to MSUM BS in Paralegal

Quick Facts:

  • College credits applied = 65
  • Gen Ed/ LASC goal areas & credits remaining = 0
  • Other requirements = 55

A student who completes the GERTA requirements at NDSCS is considered to have fulfilled the LASC requirements.

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

Goal Area Requirement
NDSCS Courses
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Area Requirement
Written/ Oral Communication
NDSCS Courses
ENGL 110 College Composition I (3)
MSUM Equivalent
ENGL 101 English Composition I
Goal Area Requirement
Written/ Oral Communication
NDSCS Courses
ENGL 120 College composition II (3)
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Area 1
Goal Area Requirement
Written/ Oral Communication
NDSCS Courses
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
MSUM Equivalent
COMM 100 Speech Communication
Goal Area Requirement
History/Social Behavioral Sciences
NDSCS Courses
HIST 101 Western Civilization I (3 cr) AND
MSUM Equivalent
HIST 104 World History I
Goal Area Requirement
History/Social Behavioral Sciences
NDSCS Courses
HIST 102 Western Civilization II (3 cr) OR
MSUM Equivalent
HIST 105 World History II OR
Goal Area Requirement
History/Social Behavioral Sciences
NDSCS Courses
HIST 103 US History to 1877
MSUM Equivalent
HIST 121 History of US to 1877
Goal Area Requirement
History/Social Behavioral Sciences
NDSCS Courses
HIST 104 US History Since 1877
MSUM Equivalent
HIST 122 History of US Since 1877
Goal Area Requirement
Humanities/Fine Arts
NDSCS Courses
PHIL 210 Ethics (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
PHIL 215 Contemporary Moral Issues
Goal Area Requirement
Natural Sciences
NDSCS Courses
Lab Science Elective (4 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
Goal Area 3
Goal Area Requirement
Mathematics
NDSCS Courses
MATH 103 College Algebra (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
MATH 127 College Algebra
Goal Area Requirement
Mathematics
NDSCS Courses
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
MATH 234 Intro to Probability & Statistics (3 cr)

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

NDSCS Courses
MSUM Equivalent
ATCC Courses
POLS 115 American Government (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
POL 120 American National Government & Politics (Elective)
ATCC Courses
CSCI 116 Business use of Computers (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
CSIS 103 Computer Concepts & Applications (Elective)
ATCC Courses
FYE 101 Science of Success (1 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
FYE 101 First year Experience
ATCC Courses
Wellness Elective (2 cr) 160 The Legal System (4 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
Electives
ATCC Courses
CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
CJ 200 Intro to Criminal Justice (Elective)
ATCC Courses
MSUM Equivalent

Recommended Social & Behavioral Science Electives

ATCC Courses
CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
CJ 200 Intro to Criminal Justice (Elective)
ATCC Courses
CJ 232 Administration of Justice (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
Electives
ATCC Courses
POLS 236 American Constitution – Civil Liberties (3 cr)
MSUM Equivalent
Electives

Requirements Remaining to take at MSUM (55 cr)

Core Requirements:

  • PARA 125 Introduction to Paralegal (3)
  • PARA 251 Legal Research & Writing (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)

Emphasis Requirement (12 cr):
Choice of Transactions or Litigation

Related Requirements (6 cr):
Students must complete at least 6 credits in the other area of emphasis.

General Electives (3):
These credits must bring the total to at least 120 for the degree.