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Program at a Glance

Online Bachelor's
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Tied for #1 Online Bachelor Psychology Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

Lay the foundation for your future in the field of law.

Are you passionate about protecting the rights of others? Have you dreamed of becoming an attorney, paralegal, legal assistant, court reporter or other legal professional? The best place to begin is with a bachelor’s degree in legal studies. Post-graduation, you’ll be able to step into a dynamic career, law school or related graduate or certificate program.

Your online legal studies degree will grant you a strong understanding of the legal system, legal research, legal writing and professionalism within the field. You’ll also take courses on advocacy, family matters, international law and more. By exploring the intersection of law and business, and law and technology, you’ll stay at the forefront of this ever-evolving field.

All full-time faculty of the program are graduates of American Bar Association-approved law schools, and you’re encouraged to leverage their role as advisors in planning your studies and post-graduation objectives. Depending on your aims, you may choose to earn one or two specializations, such as public law, litigation, criminal law, transactional law and others. With an internship or capstone requirement, you’ll be even better prepared for the path you choose after graduation. Begin your journey today.

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Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
March 1

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Course Overview

Law and the Legal System

A survey course designed to familiarize students with the American legal system, while exposing the student to the legal profession and critical thinking

A study of legal writing format and technique and the preparation of memoranda and other legal document.

A study of the various research tools used in legal investigation and the methods used to conduct legal research.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Unparalleled preparation opportunity for law school.
  • Understand the basic principles of the law and the role and function of the legal system.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • community service analyst
  • contracts specialist
  • court reporter
  • legal analyst
  • legal assistant
  • legal operations manager
  • program specialist