Legal Studies

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

  • Legal Studies (AA): Provides 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): 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 or contact the department office at or (760) 744-1150 x2488.