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BS in Legal Support and Services

Students enrolled in Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program have the opportunity to study the skills and duties necessary to support law and policy across industries. Learn more about Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Prerequisites:

Students considering this program should have a strong attention to detail and a desire to work within a legal field. Strong communication skills and comfort with research are also important. Requirements for admission into the program include a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program is designed with coursework focused on topics like legal research, ethics, technology in the legal field, and a capstone course. Students also have the option to concentrate their degree in paralegal studies. In this program, students also will take several general education courses as well as complete electives to round out their education.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 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 a Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (88 credits)

  • CM 206: Interpersonal Communications (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Microsoft Office Applications on Demand (5 credits) OR
  • PA 230: Introduction to Legal Technology ( credits)
  • LS 100: Introduction to the Law and Legal Profession 2 (5 credits)
  • LS 185: Introduction to American Jurisprudence (5 credits)
  • LS 204: Legal Research and Writing (5 credits)
  • LS 244: Advanced Legal Research and Writing (5 credits)
  • PA 253: Legal Ethics (5 credits)
  • LS 308: Law and Society (6 credits)
  • LS 311: Business Law (6 credits)
  • LS 312: Ethics and the Legal Environment (6 credits)
  • LS 490: Legal Philosophy (6 credits)
  • PA 412: Alternative Dispute Resolution (6 credits)
  • LS 495: Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services Capstone (6 credits)

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (13 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Physical Science Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Social Science Course (5 credits)

Open Electives (59 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's Advanced Start BS in Legal Support and Services program could find work in many industries including insurance companies, law firms, or real estate companies. Those who are already working as paralegals could continue in the field with possible advancement or positions of greater responsibility. Those who have not worked as paralegals could pursue a career as paralegals or legal assistants.**

* Speak to an Admissions Advisor or refer to the University Catalog for the Transfer of Credit policy.

** Paralegals are not lawyers and cannot practice law or give legal advice.

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