Degree Requirements

General Information

Departmental Degree Requirements
Paralegal majors (A.A., B.A.) must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all major and supporting courses. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in LAS 210 before taking LAS 220. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in LAS 220 before being admitted to any of the other upper division requirements.

Transfer Students
Transfer students must take a minimum of 15 semester hours of paralegal (LAS) courses at EKU to earn a paralegal degree.


Paralegal Science (B.A.)  ♦  Political Science (B.A.)  ♦  Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.)  ♦  Masters of Public Administration ♦  Dual Accelerated 3+2 (Political Science (B.A.) + Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)) ♦  Certificate in Paralegal Science (Post-Baccalaureate)  ♦  Minors  


Paralegal Science (B.A.)

See http://www.paralegal.eku.edu/degree-requirements#paralegal_sciBA


Political Science (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar (Political Science Section Preferred)      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Political Science majors will take POL 400W or an alternate program-approved undergraduate research project if necessary.  (Credit hours are included in Professional Education Requirements below).

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       36 Hours

       PLUS TWELVE (12) HOURS of POL courses, all of which must be numbered 300 or above. (No more than 6 hours of POL courses numbered 300 or above may be taken prior to completing POL 280.)

       PLUS THREE (3) HOURS for Diversity Requirement selected from:

FREE ELECTIVES     44 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 120 hours


Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.)

See http://www.paralegal.eku.edu/degree-requirements#paralegal_studiesAAS


Dual Excellerated 3+2 Program

Political Science, (B.A.) + Master of Public Administration, (M.P.A.)

POLITICAL SCIENCE, (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar (Political Science Section Preferred)      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Political Science majors will take POL 400W or an alternate program-approved undergraduate research project if necessary.  (Credit hours are included in Professional Education Requirements below).

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       45 Hours

       PLUS TWELVE (12) HOURS of POL courses, all of which must be numbered 300 or above. (No more than 6 hours of POL courses numbered 300 or above may be taken prior to completing POL 280.)

       PLUS THREE (3) HOURS for Diversity Requirement selected from:

FREE ELECTIVES     35 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 120 hours

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, (M.P.A.)

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       15 hours (Nine (9) Credit hours from POL 765, 800, & 801 are counted in B.A. Core)

Students are required to choose ONE (1) of the following concentrations:

COMMUNITY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION

    CONCENTRATION REQUIRED COURSES       12 Hours

  • HEA 898: Health Care Delivery (3)

        PLUS NINE (9) HOURS selected from:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONCENTRATION

    CONCENTRATION REQUIRED COURSES        12 Hours

       PLUS NINE (9) HOURS selected (with advisor approval) from the following:

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCENTRATION

    CONCENTRATION REQUIRED COURSES        12 Hours

  • EHS 850: Introduction to Environmental Health Science (3)

       PLUS NINE (9) HOURS selected (with advisor approval) from the following:

INTERNSHIP OR APPLIED ANALYSIS IN PUBLIC ADMINSTRATION (all concentrations)       3 Hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS FOR M.P.A. 3+2       30 Hours

(Nine (9) Credit hours from POL 765, 800, & 801 are counted in B.A. Core)
 


Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

See http://mpa.eku.edu/degree-requirements


Certificate in Paralegal Sciences (Post-Baccalaureate)

See http://www.paralegal.eku.edu/degree-requirements#certificate


Minors

Minor in Legal Studies

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENT       3 hours

ELECTIVES      12 hours
Students are strongly advised to enroll in LGS 300 before beginning Legal Studies elective studies.  Students may not take more than six hours of electives with the same course prefix.  Students may not count Legal Studies electives towards any other major or minor.

CO-OP OR RESEARCH REQUIREMENT     3 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       18 hours
 

Minor in Paralegal Studies

See http://www.paralegal.eku.edu/degree-requirements#minor
 

Minor in Political Science

     A student may minor in political science by completing:

Minor in Public Administration

     A student may minor in public administration by completing a total of 18 hours as follows:

       PLUS NINE (9) HOURS selected from:

    Upper division courses applied to the public administration minor may not be applied to the political science minor.