Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Arts and Sciences > Department of Political Science > Paralegal Certificate
Paralegals, or Legal Assistants, play an increasingly important role in the legal system. They work in all areas of practice including private law firms, government offices, corporations, insurance companies and banks. They assist attorneys in a wide array of tasks such as fact gathering, document preparation, file organization, and client contact. The Paralegal Certificate at FHSU can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or in combination with any degree program on campus. Many students choose to combine this certificate with a Pre-law/Legal Studies Certificate, overlapping two of the requirements (POLS 320 and POLS 425).
Please note that this is not a certified program. See http://www.nala.org/Certification.aspx for more information about Paralegal Certification.
Virtual Students Please Note: This certificate is not presently available online.
Virtual students, as well as on-campus students, may be interested in the Center for Legal Studies' Paralegal and Advanced Paralegal Courses offered through Fort Hays State University. These courses are continuing education courses and are NOT offered for FHSU credit. Also, please see the CLS website for information about Financial Aid availability for CLS courses.
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