Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts (Paralegal Transfer)


Contact Information 

Jeff Hart, associate professor
Old Main 435

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Face-to-Face: Fargo
Online: Some Classes

This curriculum is available to the student whose goal is a paralegal (BS) degree. The Paralegal transfer curriculum plan at NDSCS includes the freshman and sophomore core courses in English and humanities, math, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and physical education. All colleges and universities require these core courses for students seeking a bachelor’s degree. An Associate in Arts degree is awarded upon completion of the program, and the student can transfer to most four-year colleges and universities as a junior. 

Paralegals, also called legal assistants, work in law offices in a variety of positions related to the legal profession. As a paralegal you may be involved with legal research, client contact, factual investigation, and drafting documents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth for paralegals will grow by 15 percent through 2026, which is much faster than the average growth for all occupations.

The Paralegal transfer curriculum plan meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.

Admission Requirements

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Applicants may be required to complete a basic skills evaluation during the admission process.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

Required Courses

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Social and Behavioral Science


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*Consult academic advisor in selecting electives that are most appropriate for the intended bachelor’s program.

This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.

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