Legal Studies

The Legal Studies program in the Business Administration Department at Palomar College offers the following programs of study:

  • Legal Studies (AA): The Legal Studies major leads to an A.A. degree or transfer program, providing students with general knowledge of the philosophy of law, the legal process, legal institutions, and legal reasoning.  This is not a paralegal or a para-professional major but will prepare students for careers within the legal profession. Legal Studies students may major or minor in Law and Society upon transfer to the University of California, San Diego. Students who wish to double major at UCSD will be afforded maximum flexibility in the selection of elective courses. The Legal Studies A.A. degree also provides preparation for transfer to a university or the UCSD Extension Paralegal Certificate Program. Students should seek early advising for transfer.
  • Legal Support Assistant (CP): For students who are interested in working within the legal field. This certificate program prepares the student for entry-level legal work, or enhances the skills of those students already working in law offices, corporations, the courts, or government agencies.

For program requirements and course offerings consult the Legal Studies section (PDF) of the current Palomar College Catalog.