Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Legal Studies

Not all programs are offered for completion at each campus or through Berkeley College Online®. Please review the academic program pages (BerkeleyCollege.edu/Academics) for information on where each program is offered. Additionally, all students may be required to take some courses at another campus or online. The Career Development and Internship courses are only offered online.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

FIRST SEMESTER

CREDITS

LAW1100
Introduction to Law
3
CIS1115
Computer Applications
3
SOC1123
First Year Experience
3
ENG1105
Writing and Research
3
HUM2225
Introduction to Ethics
3

SECOND SEMESTER

CREDITS

LAW1110
Contract Law
3
LAW2200
Professional Responsibilities and Legal Ethics
3
LAW2215
Torts
3
ENG2205
Writing through Literature
3
Free Elective
3

THIRD SEMESTER

CREDITS

MAT2215
Statistics I
3
LAW2210
Legal Research and Writing
3
LAW2230
Civil Litigation
3
LAW2000
Career Development
3
Free Elective
3

FOURTH SEMESTER

CREDITS

LAW2225
Real Property Law
3
SOC2231
Human Relations
3
Mathematics/Science Elective
3
Legal Studies Electives
6

LEGAL STUDIES ELECTIVES

CREDITS

LAW1105
Introduction to Compliance
3
LAW2105
Principles of Legal Nurse Consulting
3
LAW2235
Immigration Law
3
LAW2240
Family Law
3
LAW2250
Wills, Trusts and Estates
3
LAW2260
Law Firm Communications and Technology
3
LAW2270
Special Topics in Legal Studies
3
LAW2293
Internship
3
ACC1111
Financial Accounting I
3
BUS2231
Business Law I
3
JUS2201
Criminal Procedure
3
JUS2205
Criminal Law
3
Eligibility for some internships required to obtain a Berkeley College degree and employment opportunities in fields related to this program may require candidates to meet specific health requirements or pass criminal background checks prescribed by law. Applicants for whom such requirements may be matters of concern are strongly advised to contact an Admissions Associate prior to enrolling in this program. Note that law enforcement jobs typically require the candidate to be physically and mentally fit and have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, no felony criminal record, no domestic violence charges (felony or misdemeanor), no loan/credit card defaults, and the ability to be licensed (via your agency or department) to carry a firearm. A selection process involving qualifying examination and/or supplementary training may also be required. Job requirements for non-sworn personnel in criminal justice and related agencies vary. Not all degree and certificate programs and courses are offered at all campuses. You may be required to take some courses at another campus or online. Berkeley College reserves the right to add, discontinue, or modify its programs and policies at any time.

60 SEMESTER CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

NOTE: Students must achieve a grade of C or better in both ENG1105 and ENG2205 to remain in the program.


Under certain circumstances the need to take developmental College Skills courses may lengthen the time required to complete the student’s program, and may result in increased costs to a student.

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