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Accounting, Business & Legal Studies

Paralegal Studies

Program Code: PL.AAS
Associate in Applied Science

Paralegals are trained specialists who, under the supervision of an attorney, perform a wide variety of legal tasks. These tasks may include legal research, law office management and preparation of legal documents. Only an attorney may provide legal services directly to the public. Students can earn the Associate in Applied Science which prepares graduates for employment in law offices, corporate legal departments, legal services corporations, state government offices, title companies and federal and state courts. Students who have already earned an A.A., A.S., A.A.S., B.A. or B.S. degree can earn the certificate. Students with one of these degrees plus three years of full-time paralegal work experience can earn the Certificate of Achievement.

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Recommended Course Sequence

The Program is approved by the American Bar Association and the College is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion.  Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

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Semester I


Students may select an alternate Computer Science (GE MST) course for which they have appropriate academic advisement and preparation in mathematics, such as CSC-106.


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Semester II

Semester III





Students may satisfy this requirement with any HED or PED course.


BUS-115 will satisfy the math requirement. Students considering transfer to a baccalaureate program should consult an academic advisor as to other math choices.

Semester IV





Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).


Choose one Science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Math, Science and Technology (GE MST).

Total Credits 63 - 66

Contact Information

Contact Name: Aslihan Cakmak, Chairperson
Contact Phone: 732.906.2526
Contact Email: ACakmak@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/business-and-computer-science

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