Minimum Program Hours
Regardless of the number of hours accepted by the University for transfer credit, and irrespective of any other courses that may be required, all students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree or a Second Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Paralegal must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of program courses, including at least 30 hours of legal courses (those having an "LEGL" prefix) at Eastern Michigan University.
Transfer Students: Transfer Credit
If you are a declared Paralegal major, then the program coordinator is your program academic advisor. Pursuant to University policy, the program coordinator has authority to approve transfer credit for certain program courses. Specifically, the program coordinator has authority, in his or her discretion, to approve transfer credit for courses having an "LEGL" prefix. The program coordinator cannot approve transfer credit for any courses with prefixes other than these. The Paralegal Program also requires Business & Information Processing Courses (“BMMT”). The BMMT Program Coordinator has authority, in his or her discretion, to approve transfer credit for courses having a "BMMT" prefix. The Program Coordinators cannot approve transfer credit for any University General Education courses, nor can the Program Coordinators approve transfer credit for program courses that are offered through other departments (e.g., "ACC"; "LAW"; "PLSC"). Students seeking transfer credit for a non-LEGL or non-BMMT course must consult with the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology Academic Adviser or with the department offering the courses for which transfer credit is sought.
Articulation agreements list the EMU courses and equivalent community college courses that satisfy some of the requirements of specific majors or programs at EMU. Students who want to complete an associate degree will need to consult their community college catalog for community college program requirements. Eastern Michigan University has established articulation agreements for the Paralegal program with the following Michigan community colleges:
- Delta College
- Henry Ford College
- Lansing Community College
- Macomb Community College
- Oakland Community College
- Washtenaw Community College
For more information, visit the EMU Community College Relations website.