This program provides the general education foundation necessary for students who plan to transfer to earn a baccalaureate degree. With available elective credits, students will focus on legal systems as a specific field of study.
Students who have completed the program will demonstrate the ability and skill to:
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Demonstrate an understanding of various scientific, artistic, social, and historical ideas and perspectives
- Analyze information and use critical thinking to make decisions and solve problems
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of legal principles and systems
Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.
Students can download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
The RCGC Catalog provides class descriptions.
The Class Schedule Listing shows the availability of classes for each semester.
Current students please visit rcgc.edu/advisement to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit rcgc.edu/appointments to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.
Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities — immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree.
In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.
Some students in this program have transferred to the following four-year institutions:
- Rider University
- Rowan University
Students can visit the Career and Planning (CAP) Center to discuss transfer options.
Students who successfully complete this program will qualify for employment as:
- Legal affairs writers
NOTE: The Pre-Law program is not a part of the Paralegal program; as such, it does not carry the approval of the American Bar Association (ABA) and is not intended to prepare students to work as paralegals or legal assistants.
U.S. News & World Report rates positions in the legal field in U.S. News' Best 100 Jobs.
Students can visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.