Stevenson University Online’s Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies is designed for working adults who want to pursue a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Upon completion of the online Bachelor’s in Legal Studies program, paralegals can contribute as vital members of legal teams through investigative research, trial preparation, and litigation support. Our Legal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association for paralegal education and training.
Graduates of this program will acquire knowledge of several fields of law, enabling them to perform detailed work including: conducting legal research and writing, gathering information electronically, investigating cases, interviewing witnesses, drafting pleadings, managing trial preparation and litigation support, and drafting contracts.
Designed for working professionals, this legal studies degree program is taught completely online in 8-week sessions with a mix of required synchronous scheduled classes with online asynchronous work. Students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction. Students may select electives that permit them to focus on a specific area of interest within the Legal Studies curriculum including corporate law, law office technology, or litigation. Students also have the option of earning a second Bachelor’s in Legal Studies.
Graduates from our legal studies online program can pursue careers as:
Students in the online Bachelors in Legal Studies program can choose from a variety of courses including:
|Per Course (3-Credits)||$1,350.00|
Through Stevenson University’s 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. Stevenson University Online offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.
Stevenson’s Legal Studies degree is approved by the American Bar Association.