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

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

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:

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

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:

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:

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:

Online Paralegal Associates Degree

Remington College's online Paralegal Associate's Degree Program is designed to offer students a college education program that may enable them to embark on a paralegal career. Students will have t...

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

    N/A

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

Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal

Rio Salado’s paralegal program provides students with an overview of the foundations and types of law including business and tort law, and the fundamentals of litigation. Paralegals assist a...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

Paralegal Studies - Associate Degree

The Paralegal Studies program at Sage College provides courses leading to the educational skills and knowledge essential to work as a Paralegal or Legal Office Assistant. After completion of the p...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    99
  • Credit Type:

Paralegal Studies Associate Degree

Paralegals are trained to assist attorneys in all aspects of legal practice. They perform research, coordinate paperwork, review facts, draft legal documents, investigate cases, interview and prep...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

Study legal ethics, gain practical training experience, learn how to interview clients and witnesses, prepare legal documents, and put research and assistance skill sets to use for ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    92
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Paralegal/Legal Studies, A.S.

Tallahassee Community College offers an Associate’s degree (A.S.) in Paralegal/Legal Studies for anyone looking to become a paralegal or to assist a legal services team professionally.  The c...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

Pre Major Legal Studies AS

The pre-major program in Legal Studies at Utah Valley University is an Associate of Science program designed to prepare students for entry level work or continuing education in the judicial system...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Office Administration/Legal - AAS Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree aims to provide students with the applied knowledge, theory and experience needed to pursue employment in specific occupational areas. These degrees have th...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    69
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies program offered from Yavapai College is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into paralegal professions in a variety of fields. The need for a well-educated legal...

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

    N/A

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

Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal

Alexandria Technical and Community College currently offers an online Associate in Applied Science degree in Paralegal.  This program will prepare students for employment in law offices and depart...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    72
  • Credit Type:

Paralegal Studies Associate Degree

Antonelli College offers an Online Paralegal Studies Associate Degree for students who want to become paralegals and other legal staff in a law office or other organization that utilizes lawyers o...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic technical and professional knowledg...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    69
  • Credit Type:
    hours

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies

Earn your degree in Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Center for Advanced Legal Studies...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:
    credits

Paralegal Studies Associate in Science

The Paralegal Studies Associate in Science Degree, 60 units total, 31 units in the major, is designed to prepare students for work in the legal environment as either professional paralegals or leg...

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

    N/A

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

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies

Charter College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies program that can be completed entirely online. The program is for students that are interested in a career as a paralega...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    965
  • Credit Type:
    Quarter Credits

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