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AAS in Legal Support and Services

The Associate of Applied Science in Legal Support and Services program at Purdue University Global is designed to give students the opportunity to learn skills required in the legal industry. Continue on to read more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Legal Support and Services

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Associate's degree

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the AAS in Legal Support and Services degree program should have some interest in law or legal procedure. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or the equivalent, and some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Combining the technical skills required in the legal field with knowledge of the law, the AAS in Legal Support and Services provides a wide-ranging education to those looking for a career in the law. Subjects covered in this program include torts, legal ethics, legal writing and research and civil litigation. As part of their study, students in this program have the opportunity to learn law theory, the details of effective legal research, the investigative techniques used in the legal field, the necessary critical thinking skills and the communications specifically used in the law. Additionally, this program culminates in a capstone course allowing students to intergrate everything they've learned throughout the program.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

90 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Legal Support and Services

Students of this program are required to take five courses (25 credits) as part of their core requirements, ten courses (50 credits) as part of their major requirement and 15 credits as part of the open elective requirement.

Core Requirements (25 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • College Composition II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Major Requirements (50 credits)

  • Introduction to the Law and Legal Profession
  • Introduction to American Jurisprudence
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Civil Litigation
  • Introduction to Torts
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Legal Technology
    • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand
  • Family Law
  • Legal Ethics
  • Criminal Law
  • Associate of Applied Science in Legal Support and Services Capstone

Open Elective Requirements (15 credits)

  • Open electives (15 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing their AAS in Legal Support and Services, at least half the program requirements for the Bachelor of Science are already covered. Students looking to further their education may enroll at Purdue University Global in some of the related Bachelor's degree below:

  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science In Legal Support and Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies

Career Paths:

Graduates with an AAS in Legal Support and Services may be eligible to work in government, healthcare and in corporations, in addition to legal offices and firms. The knowledge gained in this program prepares students to file legal documents, prepare materials for regulatory agencies, gather and analyze data, and complete other tasks required of those working in the legal field.

Graduates may be eligible for positions within:

  • Corporate legal departments
  • Consulting firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Judicial courts and legal systems
  • Law firms

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