Paralegal Bachelor’s Degree Online Program Learn How to Work in the Law Field


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You cherish freedom and justice. You recognize the supreme role of our legal system in guarding these values through the law. You want to use your career to come alongside those fighting for justice in the legal realm and make a difference. With Liberty’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Paralegal Studies online, you can put your career in the legal world on fast-forward and help uphold the law now. 

Pursue your bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies with Liberty and make your ambitions of serving justice through law a reality!

What is paralegal studies?

Paralegals partner with attorneys, completing essential tasks so that the lawyer can better perform his or her job.

As a paralegal, you will perform legal research, such as reviewing the details of a case and examining laws and articles, preparing and writing reports and legal documents, organizing these documents in filing systems, meeting with clients, and much more.

Without paralegals, attorneys could not easily fulfill their duties and effectively defend the law. The role you’ll play as a paralegal professional is crucial – and with Liberty’s paralegal degree online, you can become an effective legal assistant who provides tremendous value to the firm or individual you serve.

Our paralegal degree focuses on interrogating the presuppositions and foundational ideas underlying our legal system and on developing practical skills crucial to your future as a paralegal. With this combination, you will be well-prepared both to understand the legal field and to perform your duties with passion and excellence. 

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. 

In our online paralegal bachelor’s degree program, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the legal system, including the court system, case law, statutes, and the methodologies used for legal research. The program covers a wide array of legal disciplines. You will explore the theories, doctrines, and practical aspects of family law, as well as delve into the general principles, sources, and objectives of criminal law. The curriculum also includes an examination of business-related legal structures such as agency, partnership, and corporations, along with the limitations that are imposed on law enforcement activities.

Additionally, the program offers hands-on experience with current legal research methods to enhance practical skills. You will learn the proper writing methods and techniques essential for effective legal writing. Furthermore, the course will guide you through the rules and principles that govern the judicial process, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of how courts make legal determinations. This comprehensive approach prepares students to effectively navigate and contribute within various legal environments.

With these skills and knowledge under your belt, you can become equipped to assist attorneys as they serve their clients and contribute to the pursuit of justice in the American legal system.

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  • 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

If you are looking for a clear direction towards a specific career, a paralegal bachelor’s degree is for you. Paralegal studies also provide you with enough flexibility to choose between several different potential roles, including:

  • Claims adjuster
  • Law clerk
  • Legal assistant
  • Paralegal

An online legal studies degree, such as our paralegal degree, can also serve as a launching pad for graduate programs relating to the field of law. Whatever you decide, a bachelor’s in paralegal studies can prepare you well for your chosen career path.

If you would like to further focus your studies, you can choose a specialization:

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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.