Associate of Science in Legal Studies

From understanding the fine print, to administering a big case, our Legal Studies program provides the background that can put you out front in the legal profession. Courses such as legal research, criminal evidence, family and property law, and probating wills are combined with directed studies and professional internship. Gain the skills and education that will make you a courted professional in the field of law.

Course Requirements

Core Requirements – 46 hours

BI 1315 Biblical Worldview I

BI 1316 Biblical Worldview II

BI 2318 Understanding the Bible

BI 2304 Paralegal Ethics

EH 1301 English Composition I

EH 1302 English Composition II

HU 2315 Western Tradition I

HU 2325 Western Tradition II

HY 2320 American Heritage Culture

BIO 2320 Man & His Environment

Bio 2120 Lab

EH 1303 Speech Communication

Technology (CSIS 1301 or CS 1305)

MH 1338 Finite Math (or higher)

PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness

LS 1300 Intro to Paralegalism I

Major Course – 16 hours

LS 1310 Legal Research and Writing

LS 1320 Law Office Management

LS 2190 Paralegal Portfolio

LS 2340 Civil Procedures

LS 2370 Tort Law

LS 2341 Evidence for Paralegals

Choose four of the following: (12 hours)

LS 2310 Family Law

LS 2320 Real Property Law

LS 2330 Probates/Wills/Estates/Trusts

LS 2346 Criminal Law and Procedure

LS 2350 Directed Study (CLA Exam)

LS 2360 Internship

LS 2380 Business Law

Core Curriculum Requirements 46 hours

Professional and Major Field     28 hours

Total Hours Required for Graduation 74 hours


Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate with a regular or advanced diploma or have a GED certificate
  • If out of high school for less than five years, ACT (minimum 18 composite) or SAT (minimum 970) scores are required. ACT or SAT scores are not required for anyone having graduated high school more than five years ago.
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer applicants with a minimum of 24 transferable hours from a regionally accredited college or university.

To Apply

  • Submit a completed online application.
  • Request official transcripts from all previously attended schools be sent directly to the address below.
    Faulkner University
    4524 Southlake Pkwy
    Hoover, AL 35244



Summer 2019 – Spring 2020

Tuition $310 per semester hour
Eagle I Initiative Fee $100 per semester ($50 if 11 hours or less)
Registration Fee $120 per semester ($60 if 11 hours or less)
Online Course Fee $60 per semester hour
Emergency Response Fee $10 per semester, if at least one course is on campus
Applicable Course Fees see full tuition and fee schedule

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