Hegis Code (Ind. Studies): 5699
Hegis Code (Paralegal): 5099
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code(Ind. Studies): 80327
NYSED Code (Paralegal): 24756
The purpose of the Individual Studies/Paralegal Jointly Registered Program with Marist College is to prepare students for employment and for transfer into a bachelor's degree program. Students complete the liberal arts requirements in two semesters at SUNY Ulster and their paralegal requirements in their third and fourth semesters at Marist College. Graduates of this program earn an Associate in Science in Individual Studies from SUNY Ulster and a Paralegal Certificate from Marist. They are qualified to enter the workforce as paralegals while pursuing higher education.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with a minimum of 36 credits in core liberal arts courses and 24 credits in law courses. The Marist Program is accredited by the American Bar Association, with courses offered through a flexible evening or weekend program.
At the completion of the AS Individual Studies Degree program, a student will be able to
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal is expected to be among the 20 fastest growing professions in the U.S. economy. In addition to private law firms, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, real estate and title insurance firms, banks also hire paralegals. In the public sector, employment opportunities are expected to expand for paralegals in community legal service programs, consumer organizations, courts and other federal, State, and local government agencies.
Requirements for Program Entry
Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.
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