Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies
American Public University System

Program Details

Gain valuable skills in legal research and writing with the online Paralegal associate degree from American Public University System. Graduates will be prepared for careers as a paralegal or legal assistant.

The curriculum covers legal doctrine, as well as analytical, technical, and communication skills needed in the legal field. Students learn how advice, persuasion, and advocacy factor into legal research. Graduates will be able to find employment in settings such as law firms, government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses with legal departments.

Some of the topics covered in this degree program include:

  • Law for paralegals
  • Litigation
  • Real estate law
  • Criminal law and procedure for the paralegal
  • Civil practice and procedure


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission