The Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services degree program provides a solid foundation in legal theory and practice, offering you a broad-based knowledge of the law as well as practical areas of study required by many professions both inside and outside the legal field. The program could also prepare you for or enhance your skills within the paralegal field.
The curriculum is regularly evaluated and updated so your courses are based on current knowledge, research, and case studies in the field. You'll learn from professors who are legal practitioners with real-world experience in legal services, law, and policy. And you’ll have regular opportunities to collaborate with faculty members and classmates via live seminars, discussions boards, and one-on-one instructor interactions.
The legal support and services bachelor’s degree is not just for those seeking to work in a law firm. Corporations, insurance firms, consulting firms, and health care institutions often hire legal support and services staff.
Students of the program also have the option of selecting the paralegal studies concentration, which includes courses in litigation, criminal law, and administrative law.
You may wish to consider this program if you are interested in starting or enhancing your career in the legal support and services or paralegal field, or changing your current career status.* Individuals with an associate's degree who wish to advance into a position requiring a higher level of legal knowledge should also consider this program.
As one of the largest providers of online legal studies programs in the United States†, Kaplan University has helped over 6,500 legal studies graduates achieve their educational goals since 2001. So when you earn your degree from Kaplan University, you join one of the most active and diverse alumni communities in the legal field.
Paralegal Studies Concentration
The paralegal studies concentration offered within the Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services includes courses in litigation, criminal law, and administrative law.‡
At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in the online Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program: California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.