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Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

ABA-Approved Paralegal Training

Start Your Legal Career

Demand for paralegals and legal assistants is growing鈥攁nd fast. Jobs in the field are projected to grow 14 percent through 2031, with about 45,000 job openings per year.*

麻豆社 Online鈥檚 Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies is fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is designed for students who want a flexible and convenient education with the confidence that their degree meets the high standards of today鈥檚 legal professions. Upon completion of the program, our graduates are fully prepared to contribute as skilled and knowledgeable members of legal teams.

Note: Per American Bar Association (ABA) standards, paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction.

*U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sept. 2022

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Acquire the Specialized Skills Employers Want

From law firms, financial institutions, and insurance to real estate, business, human resources, and government, paralegals and legal assistants serve critical roles in many organizations.

Graduates of our online Bachelor鈥檚 in Legal Studies program will gain the skills to excel in:

  • Legal investigation, research, and discovery
  • Trial preparation and litigation support
  • Case and document review
  • Witness interviews
  • Court filing, contract, and legal document preparation

Top Careers for Legal Studies Graduates

Graduates from our legal studies online program can pursue careers such as:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Compliance Officer
  • Law Librarian

Your Partner For Professional Success

Julia Tobin

Enrollment Counselor

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We’re here to answer all your questions. Submit this form or contact Julia, your Enrollment Counselor, directly to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies.

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Admissions 

  • First-Time College Students 鈥 Submit an official high school transcript listing diploma. If applying with a GED, an official transcript must be submitted with a score of 145 or higher.
  • Transfer Students with 15 college credits or more 鈥 Submit official college transcripts from all previous academic work. If there are fewer than 15 credits, submit an official high school transcript listing diploma. If applying with a GED, an official transcript must be submitted with a score of 145 or higher.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work

Credit for Prior Learning

Through 麻豆社鈥檚 Credit for Prior Learning Program, undergraduate students are eligible to earn up to 30 credits for what they have learned through their previous work and life experiences. 麻豆社 Online offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.

  • Students are eligible to transfer up to 70-credit hours from a community college or up to 90-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.

Tuition

$460.00 Per Credit / $1,380.00 Per Course (3 Credits)

  • 麻豆社 offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. View a full list of our partners here.
  • 麻豆社 Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
  • We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify.

Courses

Students in the online Bachelor’s in Legal Studies program can choose from a variety of courses including: 

  • American Government
  • Torts
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Research and Writing I
  • Business Organizations Law
  • Civil Litigation and Pleading

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, graduates will be able to:

  • Conduct research using all appropriate resources to identify and obtain relevant legal authority.
  • Compose documents based on factual investigation, legal research, and analysis to inform and/or persuade.
  • Apply legal terminology, principles of law, and rules of ethical legal practice to the performance of paralegal services.
  • Operate as productive and professional members of a legal services delivery team using appropriate communication, technology, and time-management skills.
  • Perform substantive legal work under the direction of an attorney, as permitted by law.
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