Oct 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Assisting BSB

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2+2 for students who complete the Legal Assisting Technology Program

The BSB in Legal Assisting degree is designed for students who have completed the associate degree in Legal Assisting at Shawnee State University. All required courses in the AAB degree (68 hours) count toward the baccalaureate requirements.  After transfer of the Legal Assisting credits, the Bachelor of Science student needs to complete 19 hours of the General Education Program requirements, 24 hours of the Business Core requirements, and 14 hours of the Non-Business Core requirements.

 Many graduates have used this degree to satisfy undergraduate requirements for entry into law school.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook reports the job outlook for 2014-2024 to be 8% growth (average). Median salary 2015 $48,810 per year ($23.47 per hour).

Information on occupational outlook and opportunities can be found at the Federal Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics:



Member of IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education).



Degree Requirements

General Education Program 42 Hours

PHIL 3320 is required. Either SOSC 1110 or SOCI 1101 are required to fulfill the Social Sciences component. The Quantitative Reasoning component is satisfied by STAT 1170.

Business Core 29 Unique Hours
Legal Assisting Major 44 Hours
General Electives 5 Hours
Total Hours Required 125 Hours

General Education Program (GEP) 42 Hours

English Composition 6 Hours
Oral Communication 3 Hours
Literature 3 Hours
Fine and Performing Arts 3 Hours
Natural Science 7 Hours
Quantitative Reasoning 5 Hours

STAT1800 counts for both the GEP and Business Core Requirements.

Engaged Citizenry 3 Hours
Global Perspectives 3 Hours
Historical Perspectives 3 Hours
Ethical Insight and Reasoning 3 Hours
Human Behavior 3 Hours

ECON2201 counts for both the GEP and Business Core requirements.

Total Hours 42 Hours


General Electives (5 Hours)

Includes UNIV1100 - First Year Experience: University Foundations course, if taken.

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