The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system. The program covers major topics in legal studies in core courses, after which students can then focus on specific areas of interests through electives. For students who wish to become paralegals at law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, or to proceed further to legal graduate study, this program will provide a foundation for career and academic advancement.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills to:
Communicate effectively and apply concepts from a wide variety of legal disciplines, as well as other disciplines such as business, sociology, and communications, to their assigned tasks in a law-related environment.
Perform legal research and writing tasks using online and in-person library resources for a wide variety of legal problems.
Edit and refine previously prepared legal documents to accommodate changes in circumstances and changes in law.
Prepare and write legal memoranda, motions, and other court documents for review by an attorney.
Draft interoffice memoranda for the purpose of advising or informing supervising attorneys.