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.

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.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

Virginia College

Take your life in an exciting new direction with an education from Virginia College! Graduates of Virginia College can be confident in the skills and training that they’ve received because programs are designed for their success. Virginia College focuses on the needs of the job market of each industry, creating programs that meet the needs of students and future employees alike.

Virginia College provides the convenience of flexible class schedules with the benefits of small class sizes. Financial aid is available for those who qualify, helping open doors for everyone who wants to improve his or her education and opportunities!

Virginia College provides a number of choices in order to offer you the education that best fits your needs and goals, from diploma and associate degree programs to bachelor degree programs at some locations. Virginia College’s school of business management even offers graduate degrees at select campuses. Programs are also offered in a number of different fields, providing choices as varied as graphic design degrees or paralegal studies. Whether you’re interested in criminal justice schools or a cosmetology college, Virginia College has a choice that’s right for you!

Classes Start November 10th, 2014!

Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

*Programs vary by campus