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BS in Paralegal Studies

Individuals interested in preparing for a career as a paralegal ma be interested in pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies through Regent University. Information regarding this online bachelor's degree program is below.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals applying to the BS in Paralegal Studies should have strong communication skills and should be interested in pursuing a career in the field of law. All applicants to Regent University must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The BS in Paralegal Studies program at Regent University is designed to provide students with the fundamental understandings needed to begin an entry-level career in law as a paralegal. Students have the chance to explore key concepts in a variety of legal areas, including real estate, personal injury, and marriage and family law. The coursework introduces students to legal processes such as interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting motions, briefs, and other documents, and conducting fee arrangements. The curriculum is intended to help students strengthen the research, communication, and organizational skills that may prove useful when working in law offices. Students also have the chance to gain a more advanced understanding of legal terminology through their academic studies.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies Program

The BS in Paralegal Studies program is a 120-credit program that requires that students successfully complete general education courses, major requirement courses, and open elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History and Thought
  • Regent Foundations of Success
  • English Composition
  • Research and Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, and the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following Mathematics courses:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus I
    • Discrete Math
  • Students choose one of the following US History courses:
    • US History I to 1877
    • US History II from 1877
  • Students choose one of the following Economics courses:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following Global Studies courses:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Major Requirement Courses (39 credits)

  • Foundations of Paralegal Studies
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Introduction to Judicial Systems
  • Investigation in Litigation
  • Law Office Environment
  • Civil Litigation
  • Law and Ethics
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Immigration Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • Wills, Trusts, and Probates Law

Open Elective Courses (32 credits)

  • Students choose 32 credits worth of open elective courses.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students who successfully earn their BS in Paralegal Studies from Regent may be interested in continuing their academic pursuits in order to take on more advanced roles in the field of law or public administration. Some students could even use this as a starting point for preparing for law school. Graduates may consider pursuing degrees such as:

  • Master of Arts in Law
  • Master of Arts in Government
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Juris Doctor

Career Paths

The BS in Paralegal Studies program at Regent University is intended equip students with the knowledge and skills they may need for entry-level legal careers. Graduates may consider pursuing jobs, including, but not limited to:

  • Legal assistant
  • Litigation support analyst
  • Legal aid advocate
  • Judiciary clerk
  • Administrative assistant in court

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