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

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.

South College - Asheville

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

Enjoy a small college environment with a variety of educational programs and courses offered at varying times including day, evening, and Saturday classes, with select courses offered online.

At South College, the primary goal of each curriculum is to prepare students to pursue the career of their choice. Students will find challenging courses provided in a supportive atmosphere.

Accreditation
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, master’s, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels.