List of Accredited Online Degrees

Criminal Justice, Law, and Public Safety degree programs draw specific topics from each curriculum, as the programs of study have similar impact on domestic and societal developments. Important governmental institutions, in addition to private and non-profit organizations, support the need for well-educated and trained individuals in the areas of criminal justice and public safety. Each of the primary programs of study can be described as:

Sociology is the study of human society, which encompasses origins, development social groupings, and traditional and non-traditional organizations. The expansive social science is a foundational body of knowledge needed when analyzing the intricacies of human behavior. The field of Sociology can include social class, religion, welfare, government, politics, music, art, literature and anthropology to name a few. A sociologist is trained and educated to apply research and methodologies when analyzing past, present and future trends and events in a society. The goal of the traditional sociologist is to determine conclusive evidence, through scientific research, that will be applied to social programs, economic plans and a general understanding of human interaction.

Political science is focused on the study of state, government, and politics. Political science students engage in relationships serving as the foundation for political events and conditions, while deducing general ideas and concepts about the workings of politics. Political science draws information and inspiration from economics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, public administration, public policy, national politics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, political organization, and political theory. The critical role of public administration as a practice in addition to an academic study comprises establishments engaged in governmental activities, such as the creation and interpretation of laws and the subsequent regulations and administration of programs based on the applicable jurisprudence. The activities include taxation, national defense, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs, international assistance and the proper administration of government programs.

Criminal justice is a sought after career field by many professionals, and contributes to the safety and protection of a society. The multi-faceted program of study will introduce students to concepts of law creation, court systems, policing procedures, correction facilities in addition to the academic curriculum needed for a broad depth and breadth understanding of the discipline. A foundation in criminal justice will consist of a student learning the goals associated with enforcing laws, reducing crime, providing security and punishing those who infringe on established rules.

Graduates will use the learned foundations of a degree in the social science, especially in political science, sociology and criminal justice to enter careers as policy makers, lawyers, educators, business managers, government organizations and social workers. Successful students can pursue additional education in other concentrations to expand the core knowledge and become specialized in specific areas. Students may wish to become part of social groups to better comprehend the variance of ideas and considerable topics.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies

Liberty University has designed the Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies degree in an online format to suit the busy lifestyles of working adults.  The flexible online curriculum gives prof...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies

Liberty University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies degree program.  The degree fills a necessary field of legal assistant, and provides students with the foundation ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Liberty University offers students an Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies that may be completed entirely online. The curriculum has been designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Applied Science in Legal Support and Services

This degree program is a sound first step if you are interested in beginning a career associated with the legal field.* More and more, legal staff and support service professionals are being hired...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies degree program could help you advance your career or prepare for a future career in business, government, health care, or legal services.* Our outcomes-ori...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Professionals with a bachelor's degree that are interested in pursing a career in the legal field can enhance their career move with the Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program. The on...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Paralegal Studies Certificate

Post University offers a Paralegal Studies Certificate that is well suited for students interested in assisting lawyers within the legal field. Students will gain in-depth knowledge in business la...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Paralegal Studies- AS Degree*

The Paralegal  Studies- AS Degree* offered through Penn Foster College consists of four semesters and is completed online. Throughout the course of this program, students should learn skills in ci...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    63
  • Credit Type:

Paralegal: Advanced Applications Certificate

Interested in law, interviewing, or civil litigation? Penn Foster offers an Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate where students can study various paralegal concepts. The Advanced Paralegal ...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    courses

LexisNexis Legal Research Certificate

The LexisNexis Legal Research certificate consists of two courses, Research Basics, and Computerized Legal Research. In order to fulfill the necessary requirements, students must have access to a ...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    2
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Legal Secretary

Through Penn Foster Career School, students have the opportunity to earn a Legal Secretary Diploma. The Legal Secretary program consists of 12 Instruction Sets, taking students through specialized...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    units

Paralegal

Penn Foster offers students the opportunity to earn a Diploma without the need for a classroom. This online program trains students for the Paralegal profession. Students complete a series of nine...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:
    units

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    122
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    24
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master in Paralegal Studies

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Paralegal Studies A.S.

Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota offers an online Associates of Science in Paralegal Studies degree. The innovative online format allows working students the opportunity to earn a useful...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Legal Assistant Associate of Applied Science

Macomb Community College offers a Legal Assistant Associate of Applied Science. The hybrid environment of this degree offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending portions of...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    67
  • Credit Type:

Legal Studies: Paralegal Studies

Earn your degree in Legal Studies: Paralegal Studies from Mercy College...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal

Miller-Motte College offers an online Associate of Applied Science Paralegal degree. The completely online environment of this course offers students increased flexibility and convenience of atten...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:

Paralegal AAS

The Paralegal Associate of Applied Science program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College prepares students for work as paralegals who work with the supervision of an attorney.  T...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    66
  • Credit Type:

Paralegal Technology

The Paralegal Technology program offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. It is important to note that ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    66
  • Credit Type:

Legal Secretary Certificate of Completion

Ocean County College offers an online Legal Secretary Certificate which prepares students to work in law offices.  The function of the legal secretary is to organize legal correspondence and ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    22
  • Credit Type:

Paralegal Associates Degree

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    94
  • Credit Type:

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