First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • ENGL 101^ (Composition I) 3 credits
  • CIS 120^ (Introduction to Microcomputers) 3 credits
  • Humanities Elective^ (Choose from HUM 123 or 201) 3 credits
  • POL SCI 201^ (The National Government) 3 credits
  • BUSINESS 147^ (Introduction to Paralegal Studies) 3 credits

Spring Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • ENGL 102^ (Composition II) 3 credits
  • SOC SCI 102^ (General Course II) 4 credits
  • SPEECH 101^ (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) 3 credits
  • BUSINESS 148^ (Civil Litigation) 3 credits
  • BUSINESS 149^ (Family Law) 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • Philosophy Elective^ (Choose from PHIL 105, 106 or 107) 3 credits
  • BUSINESS 150^ (Legal Research & Writing I) 3 credits
  • BUSINESS 219^ (Real Estate Law for Paralegal) 3 credits
  • BUSINESS 220^ (Criminal Law for the Paralegal) 3 credits
  • BUSINESS 222^ (Business Law for the Paralegal) 3 credits

Spring Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • BUSINESS 233^ (Tort Law) 3 credits
  • BUSINESS 224^ (Wills, Trusts & Probate) 3 credits
  • BUSINESS 225^ (Legal Research & Writing II) 3 credits
  • Elective^ (Choose 2 from BUSINESS 227, 228, 229, 238 or 239) 6 credits
  • BUSINESS 226 or 240^ (Internship for the Paralegal or Computers in the Law Office) 3 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • PARA 201^ or PARA Elective (Ethics & Professionalism if did not take BUS 238 at CCC or Paralegal Elective) 3 credits
  • MATH 095 (Developmental Math) 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • Natural Science 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • Natural Science with lab 4 credits
  • PARA 304^ or PARA Elective (Pre Trial Litigation if did not take BUS 148 at CCC or Paralegal Elective)  3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • PARA 302 or 325^ (Legal Research or Legal Writing) 3 credits
  • PARA 303 or 305^ (Civil Law or Commercial Law) 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • Social Science 3 credits
  • CORE Experiential Learning Course 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • PARA 306^ (Trial & Post Trial Litigation) 3 credits
  • PARA 329 or 330^ (Legal Technology or Internship) 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • Electives (Needed to reach 120 hours) 5 credits

CCC - Courses can be completed an any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.  However, all courses that satisfy the paralegal requirements for the AAS degree must be completed in Wilbur Wright's ABA approved Paralegal Program.

*TRS 101 - Transfer Success Course (waived with transfer of 90 credit hours or more).

Students are encouraged to explore options for a minor with their Roosevelt University Academic Advisor.

^=Grade of C or higher required.

MATH 095 - If required by the Roosevelt University assessment.

RU CORE Experiential Learning Course may be completed within a major course, consult advisor.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to enter the program.

Pursuant to ABA guidelines, students must take at least ten semester hours or the equivalent of legal specialty (BUSINESS or PARA) through traditional classroom instruction.