Paralegal A.A.S.

Advisors – East Broad Campus: Elizabeth Howard (256.549.8336) ehoward@gadsdenstate.edu;

The courses in this program of study may not be offered every semester.  It is important to consult with your advisor to determine course schedules to stay on track to graduate.

NOTICE(s):  Gadsden State Community College’s Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association. Legal specialty courses transferred from regionally accredited programs must be evaluated by the program coordinator to ensure that the content of the course is comparable to the Gadsden State course before acceptance. It is the responsibility of the student to verify the transferability of credit in this program to a senior institution with the appropriate senior institution advisor. 

  • Legal specialty courses taken at ABA-approved schools will transfer automatically to equivalent Gadsden State courses if the student has a grade of C or above in the course.
  • Legal specialty courses from non-ABA schools in Alabama will be evaluated by the program director to determine if credit will be awarded.
  • Legal studies courses from non-ABA out-of-state programs will not be considered for transfer credit.
  • Transfer credit for Paralegal courses will be limited to six (6) semester credit hours.
  • A student must take at least nine (9) semester credit hours in the legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction. 
  • These policies are published in the Paralegal Brochure, the Paralegal webpage, and the GSCC catalog.
  • Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Area I — Written Composition

Item #
Title
hours
Sub-Total hours
6

Area II — Humanities and Fine Arts

Item #
Title
hours
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective  +
3
Sub-Total hours
3

Area III — Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Item #
Title
hours
Sub-Total hours
7

Area IV — History, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Item #
Title
hours
Sub-Total hours
6
Total credits:
71

Overview

Program

Type

Associate in Applied Science Degree