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
- Real estate law
- Criminal law and procedure for the paralegal
- Civil practice and procedure
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School Accreditation & Licensing
American Public University System is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Admission TestsPlacement Test
Official High School Transcript/GED Score
- College Readiness Assessment is waived for students with 9 or more college credits.