Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies
In recent years, the paralegal profession has experienced explosive growth. According to government statistics, it will see an even greater increase over the next seven years, totaling an estimated 75,000 new positions.* This challenging yet rewarding profession demands strong professional skills, a firm foundation in ethics and increasingly higher levels of knowledge.
Liberty University’s® Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this growing career field. Courses for this program are developed and taught by practicing lawyers who know firsthand the qualifications necessary for this career.
As a student of this program, you will develop competency in various areas of law including the foundations of law, performing title searches, writing depositions, contemporary worldviews, and real estate transactions. You will also learn to identify, analyze and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to formulate solutions.
The Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies serves as an excellent stepping stone toward earning a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, also available through Liberty University Online.
*According to the 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Why choose an associate degree?
Your associate degree allows you to quickly jump-start your career, opening the door to your future.
Seamlessly transition from your associate into a bachelor’s degree program, also offered online through Liberty University. Earn two degrees in the time it takes to earn one.
- $360 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)
- 60 total credit hours
- 15 credit hours must be taken through Liberty University
Program Delivery Format
Potential Career Fields
- Legal assistant
- Claims adjuster
- Law clerk
- Occupational health and safety specialist
- Title examiner or researcher
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