• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    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, but under the supervision of an attorney, paralegals contribute as vital members of legal teams through investigative research, trial preparation, and litigation support. 

    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 program is taught primarily online in 8-week sessions with five courses offered in an 8-week, hybrid format. 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.

    Stevenson’s Legal Studies degree is the only 4-year program approved by the American Bar Association in the State of Maryland.

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 15 transferable credits.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $360.00 $450.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,080.00 $1,350.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify.
    • 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.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    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.