Paralegal Bachelor’s (BA) and Master’s (MA) Degrees

Some schools offer bachelor or master degree programs in paralegal studies, which make students eligible for paralegal employment, as well as opening doors to the possibility of law school admission. (See a list of recommended schools here.)

A typical BA program in legal studies covers a wide range of legal courses, as well as a variety of general education subjects. A typical course list might look something like:

  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Ethics
  • Family Law
  • Legal Drafting
  • Torts
  • Business Organizations
  • Real Property
  • Income Tax
  • Legal Interviewing & Investigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Evidence
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Law Office Management & Technology
  • Immigration Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Studies Capstone Project
  • Management Information Systems
  • Money & Banking
  • Writing for Managers
  • Critical Thinking

More information on specific school programs can be found at each school’s Web site. Here you can see what programs are available near you.

Paralegal Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Kaplan University

Kaplan University’s high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to fit the schedule of busy professionals. An accredited university offering 170 degrees and programs, we are committed to helping those with talent and dedication earn their degree.*

Through a progressive curriculum, accomplished faculty, and the flexibility to study virtually anytime, anywhere you have an Internet connection, Kaplan University could help you build the skills and credentials to pursue your career and educational goals.†

*Kaplan University is regionally accredited. See our website for details. Please note that not all programs are offered at all locations.

†Kaplan University’s programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.

Platt College

Find out where the future can take you with an outstanding college education. At Platt College, you’ll find the career-specific programs and training for the careers you really want. Come explore a variety of career paths that fit your lifestyle in a positive learning environment that combines real-world experience with small, private college instruction. Classes are conveniently scheduled during morning or evening hours to work around outside employment commitments. For working adults, Platt’s curriculum offers a way to continue earning a living while studying for a new career.

Keiser University eCampus Online

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions. Degrees are offered with a curriculum that is in pace with technology and workforce demand trends in business, criminal justice, healthcare and computer technology. Our “one-class-at-a-time” approach allows busy students to focus on their education and balance the demands of work and family.