Do justice to your future.

Law offices can be great places to work. Not only do they offer many opportunities for steady, long-term employment, you’d be helping people solve problems. Best of all, you don’t even need to go to law school or pass the bar exam to start a career working in one.

Our bachelor’s degree program in legal studies is designed to help you learn the skills you need to start a career as a paralegal. Paralegals cannot directly provide legal services to the public, but they can do a lot of work on behalf of lawyers, such as interview witnesses, draft legal documents, research memoranda, assist in court, and more. As a student in this program, you’ll be learning from lawyers and paralegals, people who know exactly what skills you’ll need to succeed on the job.

Since there are so many different areas of law, you could work in a firm that handles the types of cases you’re most passionate about. You wouldn’t even be limited to working in a law firm, either. Paralegals can also work in other types of law offices, such as in the legal departments of corporations or government agencies. With a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be able to take your career in any direction you like.

Academic Policies and Requirements

Bachelor of Science — Legal Studies

Career Facts

$48,350

Median salary for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

8%

Estimated increase by 2022 for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

$70,963

Median salary for Paralegal Supervisors

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