ACADEMIC MAP
Legal Studies, B.A.S.

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
COLL 101 ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
LS 101 INTRO TO LEGAL STUDIES 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
ENGL 101 ~COMPOSITION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 120 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
SOCIETY, DIVERSITY & CONNECTIONS GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
HUMAN INQUIRY & THE PAST GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences (RECOMMEND COMM 111)
TOTAL: 16

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
LS 210 LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
LS 231 LEGAL ETHICS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
LS 240 CIVIL PROCEDURES 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 102 ~COMPOSITION 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
LS 215 LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
LS 220 LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
SOCIETY, DIVERSITY & CONNECTIONS GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
*THE ARTS & CREATIVITY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
LS 295 LEGAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
LS ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CJ ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
FREE ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 11

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Legal Studies (BAS LS) gives students a broad foundation in legal studies and expands, develops and explores student knowledge of various issues and areas relevant to the legal field. While not strictly a paralegal program, successful completion of the BAS LS will prepare students for careers in the legal and related fields and for the Certified Paralegal Exam

MILESTONE COURSE: These courses are the keys to graduation. Courses should be taken in the recommended semesters to complete on time.

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

CAREER PLANNING: Students should formally apply for the BAS in LS program after completing an AAS or 58 credit hours in required courses, which should be the 4th semester.

CAPSTONE COURSE:
The capstone is a semester-long project that prepares you for the workforce by perfecting your resume, assessing student learning outcomes, and preparing a portfolio of student work.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


CERTIFICATION:

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
117


2018-2019
 
ACADEMIC MAP
Legal Studies, B.A.S.

Semester 5

COURSE CR COMMENTS
LS 315 CONTRACTS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
UPPER LEVEL LAW ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
FREE ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BUS/ENT/CJ/LAW ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 6

COURSE CR COMMENTS
LS 335 FAMILY LAW 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
GBUS 310 BUSINESS LAW 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
UPPER LEVEL LAW ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
UPPER-LEVEL COMM ELECTIVE OR ENGL ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
HUMAN INQUIRY & THE PAST ELECTIVE OR SOCIETY, DIVERSITY & CONNECTIONS GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 7

COURSE CR COMMENTS
ENGL 308 ADVANCED WRITING OR ENGL 334 SCIENTIFIC AND TECH WRITING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
UPPER-LEVEL LS ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
UPPER-LEVEL LS ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
UPPER LEVEL FREE ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
FREE ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 8

COURSE CR COMMENTS
LS 460 CAPSTONE 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
GBUS 412 BUSINESS LAW 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
UPPER-LEVEL LS ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences Core Course
UPPER LEVEL FREE ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BUS/ENT/CJ/LAW ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 14

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Legal Studies (BAS LS) gives students a broad foundation in legal studies and expands, develops and explores student knowledge of various issues and areas relevant to the legal field. While not strictly a paralegal program, successful completion of the BAS LS will prepare students for careers in the legal and related fields and for the Certified Paralegal Exam

MILESTONE COURSE: These courses are the keys to graduation. Courses should be taken in the recommended semesters to complete on time.

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

CAREER PLANNING: Students should formally apply for the BAS in LS program after completing an AAS or 58 credit hours in required courses, which should be the 4th semester.

CAPSTONE COURSE:
The capstone is a semester-long project that prepares you for the workforce by perfecting your resume, assessing student learning outcomes, and preparing a portfolio of student work.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


CERTIFICATION:


PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
117

2018-2019

 
General Education Courses

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

 

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

ENGL 101

ENGL 102

ENGL 107*

ENGL 108*

ASTR 106

ENGL 102

BIOL 101 & BIOL103 lab

ENGL 107*

BIOL 102 & 
ENGL 108*

BIOL 104 lab

BIOL 107*

BIOL 108 *

BIOL 109 *

BIOL 115

BIOL 117

BIOL 171

CHEM 111

CHEM 115

CHEM 116

CS 101

GEOL 101 &
GEOL 102 lab

GEOL 103 &
GEOL 104 lab

GEOL 105 &
GEOL 105L

PSCI 111

PSCI 112

PHYS 101

PHYS 102

PHYS 111

PHYS 112

MATH 120*

MATH 121

MATH 125*

MATH 126

MATH 128

MATH 129

MATH 150

MATH 155

MATH 156

MATH 211

COMM 105

COMM 111

COMM 112

ECON 201

ECON 202

FREN 101

FREN 102

GEOG 102

GEOG 240

POLS 102

POLS 220

PSYC 101

PSYC 241

RELI 231

SOC 101

SOC 105

SOC 221

SOC 232

SPAN 101

SPAN 102

HIST 101

HIST 102

HIST 152

HIST 153

HIST 250*

PHIL 111

PHIL 150*

PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

ART 101

ART 105

ART 106

MUSI 170

THEA 101

Literature

ENGL 131

ENGL 132

ENGL 221

ENGL 222

ENGL 241

ENGL 242

ENGL 261

ENGL 262

ENGL 285

Applied Arts

ART 109

THEA 102

Creative Writing

ENGL 213

ENGL 214

ENGL 215

* * Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).

BUSINESS ELECTIVES:  Business electives may be chosen from courses with the following prefixes:  ACCT, BTEC, ECON, ENT, FIN, GBUS, MGMT, MKTG, or STEM 420.  For assistance in choosing electives please see your adacemic advisor.  Lower division business elective may include CMS 117, 217, 220, or 230.  For the MKTG upper division electives you may chhose from CMS 371, 360, 410, 425, 439.


2018-2019

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