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Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies

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Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies

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Prepare for an Exciting Career by Earning Your Paralegal Studies Associate Degree

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field, you can greatly improve your employment opportunities by earning an Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies degree. By pursuing Liberty University’s flexible and affordable associate in paralegal studies degree, you can get a head start with experience and practical skills that will make you marketable while you pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through our online A.A. in Paralegal Studies, you will gain a foundational knowledge of criminal law and court procedures, writing depositions, real estate transactions, and gain in-demand skills such as performing title searches.

As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985 and a Christian university ranked in the top 1% of 2,100 online colleges, Liberty combines academic excellence with a biblical worldview. Liberty’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and we fulfill our mission by training up professionals to make an impact for Christ in their industry. Liberty’s online A.A. in Paralegal Studies is designed to give you a flexible and affordable degree you can use to take the next step toward a career in the legal field from a Christian worldview.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies?

  • Fundamental paralegal skills
  • Legal research skills that will help you be an asset to legal offices
  • Foundations of law that you can build on for a future bachelor’s degree
  • Criminal practice and procedures for useful background in the legal field

Upon completion of your A.A. in Paralegal Studies, you will be prepared to enter many industries in a support role. The online paralegal studies classes you complete will allow you to explore facets of the legal world that may lead you toward a more specific bachelor’s degree, such as government, criminal justice, or a bachelor’s in paralegal studies. You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor’s degrees in pre-law or politics and policy.

Potential Careers for Graduates of the A.A. in Paralegal Studies

  • Government worker
  • Legal assistant
  • Legal secretary
  • Paralegal

Program Benefits for the A.A. in Paralegal Studies

    As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

    Here’s what sets us apart:

    • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and as one of the top 10 online schools in America by Niche.com. Earning your online paralegal degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
    • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
    • You can complete our Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies in as little as 1.5 years. 

    Military Benefits

    Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

    • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
    • Reserve/National Guard
    • Veterans/retirees
    • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
    • Current Department of Defense employees

    We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times
    • Potential college credit for military training

     

    60

    Credit Hours

    1.5

    Years (Avg.)

    Class Type

    100% online, 8-week courses

    Interested in studying on campus?

    Transfer Credits

    Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

    Next Start Date

    Jan 18, 2021

    Accreditation

    Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

    Experience That Matters to You

    As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

    At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

    And what’s that?

    • Affordability
    • Accessibility
    • Academic Quality

    These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

    We’re now ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

    – by BestColleges.com

    Why Choose Liberty University?

    Enjoy Flexible Courses

    Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

    * excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

    Maximize Your Time

    Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

    Grow in Your Faith

    All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective and our faculty sees themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

    Access Academic Support

    Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

    At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years… and counting!

    Why We’re Nonprofit

    As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

    While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition in 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

    For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

    Tuition Discounts

    Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

    Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.