First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (College of Lake County)

  • PLS 110 (Introduction to Paralegal Studies) 3 credits
  • CIT 119 or AOS 112 (Introduction to Office Software or Computer Basics) 3 credits
  • ENG 121^ (English Composition I) 3 credits
  • PSY 121 or SOC 121 (Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology) 3 credits
  • MATH Elective (MTH 115 or higher recommended) 3 credits

Spring Semester (College of Lake County)

  • ENG 126^ (Advanced Composition) 3 credits
  • PLS 112 (Legal Research) 3 credits
  • PHI 122 or PHI 125 (Logic or Introduction to Ethics) 3 credits
  • PSC 121 (American National Politics) 3 credits
  • CMM 128 (Interviewing Practices) 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (College of Lake County)

  • PLS 114 (Litigation) 3 credits
  • PLS 116 (Contract Law) 3 credits
  • PLS 211 (Drafting Legal Documents) 3 credits
  • PLS Elective 3 credits
  • PLS Elective 3 credits

Spring Semester (College of Lake County)

  • PLS 118 (Real Property Law) 3 credits
  • PLS 251 (Paralegal Studies Capstone) 3 credits
  • PLS 210 (Tort Law) 3 credits
  • PLS Elective 3 credits
  • PLS 270 (Paralegal Assessment Seminar) 3 credits
  • PLS Elective 3 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • PARA 301 (Ethics & Professionalism) 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • Natural Science 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • PARA 305 (Commercial Law) 3 credits
  • Humanities 3 credits
  • Natural Science 3 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • CORE Experiential Learning Course 3 credits
  • Social Science 3 credits
  • PARA 325 (Legal Writing) 3 credits
  • PARA 330 or Elective (Paralegal Internship or PARA Elective) 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • PARA 306 (Trial & Post-Trial Litigation) 3 credits
  • PARA 329 (Legal Technology) 3 credits
  • Natural Science 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • General Elective or Minor Course (See RU Advisor) 3 credits

^ = Grade of C or better required at College of Lake County and grade of C- or better at Roosevelt University.

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

*CORE Experiential Learning Course - Determined by Major.

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

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

Students who wish to take their Roosevelt University requirements at the Schaumburg campus will need to take certain classes in a fully online format.

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