BS Paralegal Studies Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Feb 10, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Make an Impact with a Paralegal Degree from Liberty

Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies is designed to prepare you for success by providing you with strong professional skills and a firm foundation in government, politics, and law. In 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 passions.

As a student completing an online degree in paralegal studies, you can gain a better understanding of political and economic ideas, government institutions, and free market processes. You will be taught fundamental skills you can use 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 mediators, and just about every specialty the field of paralegal studies touches in a legal and administrative setting.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Online Paralegal Studies Degree?

Our online paralegal degree is an industry leader in online legal programs. As a student with us, you will be taught by practicing lawyers who focus on skills directly applicable to the tasks of a paralegal grounded in a biblical worldview. You want more than a career — you want to make an impact. With our degree in paralegal studies, you can gain the knowledge and training you will need to make a difference as a Champion for Christ in your field!

What Will You Learn While Pursuing a Degree in Paralegal Studies?

You will begin your online paralegal degree learning philosophical foundations and methodologies designed to improve your understanding of today’s basic law practices. As you work through your paralegal degree online, you will gain knowledge of criminal law and procedure, which is a vital aspect of paralegal careers. As you reach junior and senior status, you will begin to study family law and further explore policy issues so you can receive a balanced introduction to law practices.

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Highlights of the Online Paralegal Studies Program

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Earning your online paralegal studies degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 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!

  • ranked Liberty’s B.S. in Paralegal Studies in the Top 10 Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Legal Studies.
  • You will have access to networking opportunities with other professionals in the program from around the country.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering 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)
  • Potential college credit for military training
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

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

  • Claims adjuster
  • Law clerk
  • Legal assistant
  • Paralegal

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.