Program Overview

Skyline College's ABA Approved Associate of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies prepares students to work as a professional paralegal in a law firm, businesses, government, or nonprofit organization. The Associate's Degree is the right choice for students who have already completed a college degree.

The Associate of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies can be completed 100% online. Pursuant to ABA Guidelines, students who choose this option must complete at least nine paralegal course units through instruction on zoom that includes real time faculty-to-student and student-to-student interaction. In addition to instruction on zoom, courses will also be conducted on the College's approved learning management system and will include dynamic, human-centric, and engaging learning experiences for every student. Students who enroll in our 100% online paralegal program will have access to all the student support services the College has to offer such as counseling, library services, tutoring, health services, accommodations for students with disabilities, financial aid, and more. To learn more, please see

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
LEGL 240 Introduction to Law 3 units
LEGL 245 Paralegal Profession I 3 units
LEGL 250 Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis I 3 units
LEGL 252 Civil Litigation I 3 units
LEGL 430 Law Office Technology 3 units
Select a minimum of at least one of the following legal specialty courses: Units
LEGL 275 Constitutional Law and Supreme Court Jurisprudence 3 units
LEGL 304 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units
LEGL 306 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
Complete a minimum of three units of work-based learning in at least one of the following courses: Units
LEGL 290 Community Legal Services Clinic 3 units
LEGL 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Paralegal Studies 3 units
COOP 670 Vocational Cooperative Education 3 - 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 21 - 22

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.