Paralegal Studies Department
The Paralegal Studies Department is approved by the American Bar Association and has enjoyed over 25 years of continuous approval. The combination of a liberal arts education and career preparation produces extremely competent and well-rounded individuals who will be able to assist an attorney in various areas of the law.
Paralegal Studies, B.S., A.S.
The four-year bachelor’s degree program provides greater legal breadth, in addition to a valuable course in economics and technology. Most corporations and large law firms prefer paralegals with a four year degree. The associate degree is a two-year program in which the graduate demonstrates the competencies necessary to serve as a qualified paralegal in an entry level position.
The bachelor’s degree requires 42 credits of paralegal courses and 52 credits of general education classes. A student may also obtain a minor while completing the 120 credits needed for a bachelor degree. The associate degree requires 30 credits of paralegal classes and 33 credits of general education courses.
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Paralegal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Achievement
The Post-Bachelor’s Certificate enables those who already have an undergraduate degree to pursue legal studies to prepare them for paralegal positions. The post-bachelor certificate requires 42 credits of paralegal courses. Post-degree students also have the option of getting a second bachelor’s degree by taking 6 credits of religious studies.
Nurse Paralegal Certificate
The Post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nurse Paralegal Certificate, provides nurses who have significant clinical nursing experience a chance to utilize their nursing knowledge and legal concepts to assist an attorney in cases where there has been an injury or death. The post-B.S.N., Nurse Paralegal Certificate, requires 30 credits of carefully selected paralegal course. Post-degree students also have the option of getting a second bachelor’s degree by taking 6 credits of religious studies.