AAS in Paralegal Studies
Students enrolled in Bryant & Stratton College's Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies program have an opportunity to learn about legal research and ethics, criminal law and procedures, domestic relations law, and other important topics. Read on to learn more about the Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies.
Official Program Name:
Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies
School Offering Program:
Bryant & Stratton College
Applicants to the Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies should have an interest in the field of law and possess strong communication and problem-solving skills. Applicants to Bryant & Stratton College Online's program should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.
The Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies program is designed to teach students about legal research, domestic relations law, law office management, contract law, and ethics. An internship and capstone experience course is required and is completed towards the end of enrollment. General education courses are included in the curriculum, which also covers additional topics such as criminal law and procedures, torts and civil litigation, and real property.
Bryant & Stratton College's financial aid advisors are available to help students determine what kind of financial aid they may be eligible for, including federal grants, student loans, and scholarships. Once eligibility is determined, advisors can help students fill out forms and apply for the appropriate forms of aid.
Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Reimbursement and Coding:
Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Bryant & Stratton College Online to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program:
Paralegal Studies Major
- PLEG 100: Introduction to Legal Research & Ethics I
- PLEG 110: Contract Law
- PLEG 120: Torts and Civil Litigation
- PLEG 130: Criminal Law & Procedures
- PLEG 140: Law Office Management
- PLEG 190: Real Property
- PLEG 200: Legal Research II
- PLEG 210: Domestic Relations Law
- PLEG 260: Internship / Capstone Experience
- Major Electives
Liberal Art Courses
- COMM 150: Introduction to Information Literacy and Research
- COMM 201: Public Speaking and Rhetorical Persuasion
- ENGL 101: Research and Writing I
- ENGL 250: Research and Writing II
- INSM 180: History and Practice of Information Systems
- MATH 103: Survey of Mathematics
- NSCI 280: Ecology
- PHIL 250: Practices in Analytic Reasoning and Critical Thinking
- PSYC 101: Principles of Psychology
- SOSC 102: Principles of Sociology
*Note: Students may be scheduled in pre-college courses based upon their placement evaluation scores and past academic history.
Furthering Your Education:
Graduates who have completed the Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies program could pursue a bachelor's degree in the field. A bachelor's degree in paralegal studies program may include courses such as constitutional law, law office administration, legal research and writing, civil practice and procedure, and real property law. Some bachelor's degree programs may also include a final project or internship requirement. Some possible degree programs could include:
- Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Legal and Paralegal Studies
Graduates who have finished the Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies have the opportunity to pursue entry-level careers in the field. Some potential employers could include law firms, large corporations, the legal departments of banks, accounting firms, and real estate development and property management firms. Some law firms may offer the ability to learn more about a particular aspect of law, such as criminal law or real estate property law. Some possible entry-level career options could include:
- Law clerk
- Law office assistant
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
About Bryant & Stratton College
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor's and associate's degrees and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, technology, legal, business, & graphic design. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit http://www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information can also be found on the College's website at http://www.bryantstratton.edu.