Paralegal Transfer Guide

  • North Dakota State College of Science
    Law Transfer AA

    to MSUM Paralegal BS

    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


    Goal Area Requirement NDSCS Courses MSUM Equivalent
    Written/ Oral Communication ENGL 110 College Composition I (3) ENGL 101 English Composition I
    ENGL 120 College composition II (3) Goal Area 1
    COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3) COMM 100 Speech Communication
    History/Social Behavioral Sciences HIST 101 Western Civilization I (3 cr) AND HIST 104 World History I
    HIST 102 Western Civilization II (3 cr) OR
    HIST 103 US History to 1877
    HIST 105 World History II OR

    HIST 121 History of US to 1877
    HIST 104 US History Since 1877 HIST 122 History of US Since 1877
    Humanities/Fine Arts PHIL 210 Ethics (3 cr) PHIL 215 Contemporary Moral Issues
    Natural Sciences Lab Science Elective (4 cr) Goal Area 3
    Mathematics MATH 103 College Algebra (3 cr) MATH 127 College Algebra
    MATH 210 Elementary Statistics (3 cr) MATH 234 Intro to Probability & Statistics (3 cr)
    Requirements for Major NDSCS Courses MSUM Equivalent
    Students must obtain a grade of C or higher. POLS 115 American Government (3 cr) POL 120 American National Government & Politics (Elective)
      CSCI 116 Business use of Computers (3 cr) CSIS 103 Computer Concepts & Applications (Elective)
      FYE 101 Science of Success (1 cr) FYE 101 First year Experience
      Wellness Elective (2 cr)
    CJ 160 The Legal System (4 cr)
    Electives
    Recommended
    Social & Behavioral Science Electives
    CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 cr) CJ 200 Intro to Criminal Justice (Elective)
    CJ 232 Administration of Justice (3 cr) Electives
    POLS 236 American Constitution – Civil Liberties (3 cr)

    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 Requirements (12):
    Choice of Transactions or Litigation

    Related Requirements (6):
    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.