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BS in Legal Support and Services - Paralegal

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services with a Paralegal concentration program at Purdue University Global allows students the opportunity to study legal services while learning more about the role and preparing for the duties of a paralegal. Read on to learn more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services with a Paralegal concentration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in this program may be comfortable with writing, research, investigation and have good critical thinking skills. While some programs may have additional admissions requirements, applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program with a Paralegal concentration should have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services with a Paralegal concentration program at Purdue University Global is designed to provide a wide-ranging foundation of the law to students specifically looking to train as a paralegal. As part of your study, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the American legal system, ethics, philosophy, legal writing, and legal research. If you complete this program, you will be exposed to legal document preparations, investigations, legal technology and legal research. Both theory and the knowledge of specific skills required of those in the legal field are covered here. At the completion of the course, students are also required to complete a capstone course. This program fulfills the educational criteria required in order to sit for the Certified Paralegal Examination.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

Minimum of 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 the Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services with a Paralegal Concentration

This program is comprised of core requirements, major courses and paralegal concentration courses. Requirements for degree programs and course requirements are subject to change. Before enrolling in a program, contact Purdue University Global to ensure accurate information.

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Fundamentals of Science
  • 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 (71 credits)

  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand
    • Introduction to Legal Technology
  • Introduction to the Law and Legal Profession
  • Introduction to American Jurisprudence
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Ethics
  • Law and Society
  • Business Law
  • Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services Capstone

Electives Courses (54 credits)

  • 54 credits of open electives

Paralegal Concentration Courses (22 credits)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Law Office Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students enrolled in Purdue University Global's B.S. in Legal Support and Services program with a Paralegal concentration who wish continue their studies may choose one of several related master's degree programs - including Purdue Global's accelerated master's degree option. In this program, students take master's level classes in place of some of their open elective classes.

Master's degree options include:

  • Master of Science in Legal Studies
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Human Services
  • Master of Science in Psychology

Career Paths:

The Paralegal concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program helps prepare students for work in the legal sector. In addition to working at a law firm, graduated students may pursue a career in government, real estate, healthcare or banking.

Entry-level positions may include:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal assistant
  • Legal analyst
  • Paralegal specialist
  • Litigation paralegal

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