Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with Paralegal Studies Concentration


The primary objective of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Paralegal Studies Concentration is to provide students with a sound multidisciplinary academic experience as well as practical field experience in the legal process. Both experiences will prepare professionally educated, trained, and qualified paralegal graduates who will be able to meet the growing demand for paralegals throughout the nation.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Paralegal Studies Concentration is awarded to those students who complete the outlined program and meet the requirements of the Criminal Justice Department, and the College of Professional Studies.

Major Requirements: A minimum of 21 semester hours in Paralegals Studies and other liberal arts and general education courses as outlined below.

FRESHMAN YEAR
CREDIT HOURS
 
BIOL 103, 105 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 104, 106 Principles of Biology 4
FYE 101,102 or HON 110 First Year Experience 2
ENG 101 Freshman Composition 3
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 3
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization 3
HIST 104 Modern World History 3
MATH 147 Precalculus I 3
MATH 148 Precalculus II 3
SPAN 101 or FREN 101 Elementary Spanish or Elementary French 3
Total Hours:   31

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR
CREDIT HOURS
 
ART 210 Intro. to Fine & Perform. Arts 3
ECON 201 Principles of Economics 3
ENG 200, ENG 202, ENG 203 or ENG 204 World Literature orIntro. to Literature or Intro. to English Literature or Intro. to American Literature 3
GET 300 Rising Junior Examination 0
Foreign Language Elementary Spanish or Elementary French 3
PS 201 American National Government 3
PL 201 Intro. to Law & Paralegal Prof 3
PL 221 Legal Research & Writing I 3
SOC 101 Social Science 3
Electives* 4
Total Hours:   28

 

JUNIOR YEAR
CREDIT HOURS
 
SCI 105, CHEM 101 Physical Science Survey or Environmental Chemistry 3
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
PL 222 Legal Research & Writing II 3
PL 241 Torts & Contracts for Paralegals 3
PL 321 Civil Litigation I 3
PL 322 Civil Litigation II 3
Electives* 6
Total Hours:   27

 

SENIOR YEAR
CREDIT HOURS
 
ACCT 201 or PL 361 Accounting or Paralegal Law Office Management 3
PL 398 Paralegal Internship I 3
Paralegal/Criminal Justice Electives* 21
Electives* 7
Total Hours:   34
DEGREE TOTAL HOURS:   120

Department Head:

Dr. Mahendra Singh, Head of Criminal Justice Department Dr. Mahendra Singh
Physical Location: Old Alma J. Brown, Room 107
Mailing Address: Department of Criminal Justice
 403 Main Street GSU Box 4226
 Grambling, LA 71245
Office Hours: Flexible
Phone: (318) 274-3310
Fax: (318) 274-3101