First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (College of DuPage)

  • ENGLI 1101 (English Composition I) 3 credits
  • MATH 1218 (General Education Mathematics) 3 credits 
  • OFTI 1200 (MS Office for Professional Staff) 3 credits 
  • PFGL 1100 (Introduction to Paralegal Studies) 3 credits
  • POLS 1101 (American Politics) 3 credits 

Spring Semester (College of DuPage)

  • PHILO 1110 or PHILO 1114 (Ethics or Business Ethics) 3 credits
  • PFGL 1150 (Drafting Legal Documents) 3 credits
  • Program Elective (1000-2000 level Paralegal Studies course or CRIMJ 1151 - Constitutional Law or CRIMJ 11523) 3 credits
  • Lab Science Course (Biological or Physical) 4 credits
  • SPEEC 1100 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) 3 credits 

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (College of DuPage)

  • OFTI 2600 (Professional Development) 3 credits 
  • PFGL 1200 (Civil Litigation) 3 credits
  • PFGL 2500 (Personal Injury, Tort, and Insurance Law) 3 credits
  • PFGL 1500 (Introduction to Legal Research and Writing) 3 credits 
  • Program Elective (1000-2000 level Paralegal Studies course or CRIMJ 1151 - Constitutional Law or CRIMJ 11523) 3 credits
  • PFGL 1250 (Legal Ethics and Law Office Organizations) 3 credits

Spring Semester (College of DuPage)

  • PFGL 2100 (Advanced Legal Research and Writing) 3 credits
  • PFGL 2425 (Law Office Technology) 3 credits 
  • PFGL 2600 (Paralegal Practicum) 3 credits
  • Program Elective (1000-2000 level Paralegal Studies course or CRIMJ 1151 - Constitutional Law or CRIMJ 11523) 3 credits
  • Program Elective (1000-2000 level Paralegal Studies course or CRIMJ 1151 - Constitutional Law or CRIMJ 11523) 3 credits

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • Humanities 3 credits
  • Social Science 3 credits
  • ENG 102 (Composition II: Introduction to Academic Research) 3 credits 
  • PARA 3XX^ (300 level Paralegal Course) 3 credits 

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • General Elective or minor course 3 credits
  • Natural Science (Biological or Physical) 3 credits
  • PARA 3XX^ (300 level Paralegal Course) 3 credits
  • General Elective or minor course 3 credits
  • PARA 3XX^ (300 level Paralegal Course) 3 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • General Elective or minor course 3 credits
  • EXL Course (Core Experiential Learning Course) 3 credits
  • General Elective or minor course 3 credits 
  • PARA 3XX^ (300 level Paralegal Course) 3 credits 
  • PARA 3XX^ (300 level Paralegal Course) 3 credits 

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • PARA 3XX^ (300 level Paralegal Course) 3 credits
  • Humanities 3 credits 
  • Social Science 3 credits
  • General Elective or minor course 3 credits
  • General elective 3 credits 

^=Grade of C-or higher required for major courses 

Students should NOT take PARA 302 at Roosevelt University.  300 level paralegal courses at Roosevelt University should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor in the Paralegal Studies Program.

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

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

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

Pursuant to American Bar Association guidelines, students must take at least ten credit hours or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction.