Paralegal Transfer Guide

  • Minnesota State Community & Technical College
    AAS Paralegal

    to MSUM BS Paralegal

    Quick Facts:

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

    Use this transfer guide for recommendations and MSUM equivalencies

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

    Goal Area Requirement M-State Courses Goal MSUM Equivalent
    Written/ Oral Communication (Met) COMM 1120 Intro to Public Speaking (3 cr) 1 COMM 100 Speech Communication
    ENGL 1101 College Writing (3 cr) 1 ENGL 101 English Composition I
    History/Social Behavioral Sciences POLS 1120 American National Government (3 cr) OR 5,9 POLS 120 American National Government & Politics OR
    POLS 1130 State & Local Government (3 cr) 2,5,9 POLS 221 Minnesota State & Local Gov
    Sociology Course (3 cr)
    Recommendation: Take a course that meets goal areas 5 & 7
    5, 7 Goal Area 5, 7
      PSYC 1200 General Psychology (3 cr) 5, 9 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.**
    Requirements for Major M-State Course Goal MSUM Equivalent
      PARA 1101 Intro to Paralegal (3 cr)   PARA 125 Introduction to Paralegal
    ACCT 1120 Business Law (3 cr)   ACCT 304 Legal Environment of Business (w/ Validation)*
    PARA 1102 Research & Writing I (3 cr)   PARA 251 Legal Research & Writing*
    ACCT, HRES, CPTR, & PARA requirements (33 cr)   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.