Mount Aloysius College offers a Paralegal Certificate which prepares a student to work in an attorney’s office. To become a certified paralegal, a student needs three years of experience as a paralegal and must complete a certification exam. A student in the Bachelor of Science Professional Studies: Pre-Law degree has the option to also obtain his or her Paralegal Certificate while completing a bachelor degree. As long as the twenty-seven (27) required credits listed in the Legal Studies major have been completed with at least a grade of C, the student can be awarded a Paralegal Certificate in addition to the bachelor’s degree. Additionally, a student in another major is eligible to declare this certificate program in conjunction with his or her program of study. This option should be discussed with and approved by their academic advisor.