Nov 19, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Paralegal Studies A.A.


The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications   3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
General Education Humanities. See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
General Education Science (without lab). See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A)  
A higher level Math course may be selected based on ACT or placement test score.
3
PLGL 1213 - Introduction to the Legal System   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
Required General Education Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). 3
Total Credit Hours 3

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ACCT 2213 - Financial Accounting   3
General Education Humanities. See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
PLGL 1313 - Civil Procedure I   3
PLGL 2333 - Introduction to Legal Research and Writing   3
PLGL 2353 - Contract Law   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Science (with lab). See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 4
PLGL 2303 - Civil Procedure II   3
PLGL 2343 - Advanced Legal Research and Writing   3
PLGL 2363 - Real Property Law   3
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Sixth Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
PLGL 2383 - Paralegal Studies Capstone   3
Total Credit Hours 3

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation if not previously completed.

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree and TCC has signed transfer agreements with Oklahoma State University (OSU) which are provided below.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.

TCC AA Paralegal Studies to OSU BS Economics 2016-2017  
TCC AA Paralegal Studies to OSU BS Liberal Studies 2016-2017  
TCC AA Paralegal Studies to OSU BS Political Science 2016-2017