Online Paralegal Associate Degree at Liberty Charting Your Path in Legal Support


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

By pursuing Liberty’s online Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies, you will be immersed in a curriculum that covers political and economic ideas, government institutions, and free-market processes. If you’re a working professional, you can transform your career by being educated or trained in paralegal studies, without having to attend courses on a residential campus. Our faculty have years of experience as private practice partners, lawyers and attorneys, certified public accountants, certified mediators, and nearly every specialty the field of paralegal studies touches.

This online paralegal degree program is designed to equip aspiring paralegals with the skills they need to succeed professionally, personally, and spiritually. Paralegals are typically employed by lawyers to perform legal work – and therefore, are a vital part of the legal process. They are also responsible for the significant amount of preparation that goes into court visits. Lawyers and paralegals will often have many overlapping responsibilities. In our online associate degree in paralegal studies, you’ll be taught fundamental legal skills that you can use to be a successful and respected paralegal who works closely with attorneys.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty’s online paralegal courses are taught by professors with real-world experience in professional and legal settings. Our instructors are dedicated to helping you use your career to positively influence the lives of those you come into contact with. Our associate in paralegal studies degree is offered 100% online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community.

Because Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), you can be confident that you’re earning your paralegal associate degree online from a school that is well-respected and recognized among employers and institutions of higher education.

In Liberty’s paralegal studies associate’s degree, you can become well-prepared for careers in various legal fields with your online paralegal degree. You will be immersed in case studies and experiential learning as you dive into a study of various legal settings. Our online paralegal degree consists of courses offered in a convenient 8-week online format, so you can pursue your passion for the law with the flexibility you need to continue honoring your current responsibilities.

You will begin your online paralegal degree by studying philosophical foundations and methodologies designed to improve your understanding of basic law practices in today’s world. As you work through our online paralegal program, you can gain knowledge of criminal law and procedure, a vital aspect of paralegal programs.

You will also be taught the fundamentals of law, how to perform title searches, the process for writing depositions, and aspects of real estate transactions. In addition, our paralegal studies online degree can help you hone your knowledge of legal research and writing. Our online courses have been designed with your success in mind – and by choosing Liberty, you choose a school dedicated to your personal and professional development.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.