Legal Studies

Who Should Apply?

If you have completed an associate’s in applied science (AAS) degree in Paralegal Studies, with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have been out of high school seven or more years – this degree is designed for you!

Why Study Legal Studies?

This integrative concentration combines coursework in government, business, philosophy, communication, sociology, conflict resolution and international studies to prepare students for the rigors of graduate work in the area of law or careers in the field of mediation or paralegal studies.

  • A concentration in legal studies provides a perfect entry for those students wishing to pursue a career in the law.
  • The interdisciplinary nature of the concentration provides an excellent springboard for graduate study in many disciplines such as law, business, history, politics, and economics.
  • The legal studies curriculum is excellent preparation for a job as a court official or for careers in business, government, and corrections.
  • The legal studies concentration hones important tools such as critical thinking and analysis, which are valuable in any career field.

Because of the law’s sweeping influence on society, it will likely continue to expand its defining role in American daily life. As the demand for private and public legal services grows, the need for keenly analytic and reasoning practitioners expands. The legal studies concentration focuses on developing these abilities and preparing students for careers in a global environment that requires an increasing awareness of cultural and political diversity.

Some fields in which graduates find jobs include:

  • Court Officials
  • Paralegal
  • Corrections Officers
  • Mediator
  • Legal Aids


Please refer to the University Catalog to view the curriculum for this concentration.