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The Associate in Science in Paralegal Studies is a 68-credit hour program to prepare students for employment as paralegals in a variety of settings such as law offices, courthouses, and state agencies. Students receive education in many areas of law, legal research, and general office skills. This sample sequence should be followed closely by students; some adjustments may need to be made due to reduced summer offerings or other circumstances. Many courses are offered only once per year. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Certified Legal Assistant Exam sponsored by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) without additional minimum employment history requirements.