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Legal Studies

Legal Studies

The field of legal studies may offer a variety of courses in most aspects of the legal system. When specializing in legal studies, students can choose from a variety of career options including law, paralegal studies, and legal assistant. While the legal system is large and diversified, it may be difficult to secure a place in a program offering the specific subfield of legal studies that you want to pursue as a career. Because of the abundance of choices for the aspiring legal student, legal studies classes may be a great starting point from which to plan a career and for discovering which field could be most appropriate for you.

Careers as a paralegal, attorney, and legal assistant are all subfields within legal studies.

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Undergraduate in Legal Studies

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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law
  • Master of Public Administration in Law
  • Master of Arts in Law - Wealth Management/Financial Planning

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You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.

Programs:

  • BA/Law Enforcement Administration

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At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (9-Month Diploma Program)

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A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
  • Doctor of Management - Homeland Security (Executive Format)
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security
  • And more...

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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Programs:

  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in International Legal Studies

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For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

Campus

The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.

Programs:

  • AAS, Legal Studies
  • BS, Legal Studies

Locations: Dover , Little Falls
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Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

Programs:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Law

Locations: Chesapeake
Campus

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

Programs:

  • BS Legal Studies

Locations: Knoxville , Asheville
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While each career varies greatly in many ways, they may all work towards the same goal: preservation of the legal system. Legal studies deals with the prosecution and protection of suspects in the court of law. Attorneys use their knowledge of the legal system and evidence provided by criminal justice professionals to defend their client or prove the guilt of a defendant. Without courts of law, the entire justice system would fall apart and the work of criminal justice professionals would be wasted. With no one to use the evidence gathered and analyzed by crime scene technicians, detectives, and others, the collection of that evidence would be wasted effort. The final stages of the justice system are in the court of law, and legal studies may provide the legal knowledge necessary to preserve the foundations of our legal system.