Total Units Required: 27
A growing number of legal institutions are using paralegals. Paralegals work in legal aid and public defender offices, consumer protection programs, government agencies, and private law firms. Students earning the Paralegal Certificate take legal studies courses and engage in hands-on practical experience through an internship or the department's legal clinic.
The Paralegal Certificate is not granted automatically. Students must apply through the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice early in their final semester in the program. A 2.5 grade point average in all courses for the certificate is required.