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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

Online
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

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

Programs:

  • BA/Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Online
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:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Online

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs:

  • Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Homeland Security and Crisis Management

Online

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor
  • Law Enforcement Academy (Police) - Bachelor

Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

Programs:

  • B.S. in Legal Studies
  • A.S. in Legal Studies

Online

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services
  • Master of Science: Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services - Paralegal Concentration
  • And more...

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Earn your degree and achieve your career goals at Central Penn College.

Programs:

  • Legal Studies

Locations: Summerdale
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Get the skills you need to pursue your dreams at South College, located in Knoxville.

Programs:

  • BS Legal Studies

Locations: Knoxville
Campus
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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.