Bachelor's in Paralegal Studies Degree Online Program

Bachelor of Paralegal Studies

Admission Requirements  |  Program Format  |  Degree Requirements  |  Potential Careers

Make an Impact with a Paralegal Degree from Liberty

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies is designed to meet the rapidly growing need for paralegal professionals by providing you with strong professional skills, a firm foundation in ethics and increasingly higher levels of knowledge in government, politics, and law. Through our online paralegal degree program, you will be immersed in case studies and experiential learning as you dive into law practices. Our paralegal degree online format is designed to help you pursue your passion.

Our students completing a degree in paralegal studies online gain a better understanding of political and economic ideas, government institutions and free market processes. Students are taught the fundamental skills needed to be a successful and respected professional paralegal working closely with and supporting attorneys. The faculty at Liberty have experience as private practice partners, lawyers and attorneys, certified public accountants, certified mediator and just about every specialty the field of paralegal studies touches in a legal and administrative setting. 

What Makes our Online Paralegal Degree Stand Out?

Our Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies was ranked in the top 10 for Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees in Paralegal Studies according to Our online Paralegal degree is an industry leader in online legal programs taught by practicing lawyers who focus on skills directly applicable to the tasks of a paralegal, including writing and filing a deposition and performing a title search. The program is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on a campus. You want more than a career- you want to make an impact. With our degree in paralegal studies, you will gain the knowledge and training you will need to make a difference in the lives of so many people.

Highlights of the Online Paralegal Studies Program

  • By earning your Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals in the program from around the country.

What You Will Learn While Pursuing a Degree in Paralegal Studies

You will begin your online paralegal degree learning philosophical foundation and methodologies designed to improve your understanding of the basic law practices in today’s world. As you work through your paralegal degree online, you will gain knowledge of criminal law and procedure - a vital aspect of paralegal programs. As you reach junior and senior status, you will begin to study family law and further explore policy issues with a goal of creating a balanced introduction to law practices.

You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor degree in Government or Criminal Justice.

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Military Benefits

Are you an active duty, National Guard or Reserves service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? The Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies might be the perfect degree to fit in all the experience you have. We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • College credit for military training.

Paralegal Degree Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 90 hours may be transferred in.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Online Paralegal Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options with a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies

  • Paralegal
  • Legal assistant
  • Claims adjuster
  • Law clerk

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