Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Department of Political Science and Public Administration and Paralegal Studies Program
Paralegals are an integral part of the legal environment and work in a variety of settings, including law firms, corporations, insurance companies, banks and government offices. Students choosing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences may pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree combined with the Paralegal Credential offered by the Paralegal Studies Program and approved by the American Bar Association. Students start work on the paralegal courses in the last year of their undergraduate studies after they have completed requirements for their major and legal studies minor. They then take eight courses in the Paralegal Studies Program (PARA) as their electives. Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Paralegal Credential, Combined with BA

Students must have a 2.5 GPA and submit an application to the Paralegal Studies Program before enrolling in the paralegal courses.


Department of Political Science and Public Administration College of Arts and Sciences
roosevelt.edu/cas/programs/pspa and

All paralegal courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher. PARA 301 PARA 302 PARA 303 PARA 304 PARA 305 PARA 306 PARA 325 PARA 330 Ethics and Professionalism Legal Research Civil Law Pre-Trial Litigation Commercial Law Trial and Post-Trial Litigation Legal Writing Paralegal Internship OR one course, as described below. (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3)

Paralegal Studies Program Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies
roosevelt.edu/paralegal (877) APPLY RU (877) 277-5978 applyRU@roosevelt.edu CHICAGO CAMPUS Auditorium Building 430 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 Gage Building 18 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603 SCHAUMBURG CAMPUS 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Schaumburg, IL 60173

One course in a substantive area of law, such as intellectual property, bankruptcy, legal...

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