Certificate in Paralegal Studies
American Public University System

Program Details

Gain knowledge of the legal system, as well as essential critical thinking and analytical skills, with an online Certificate in Paralegal Studies from American Public University System. This certification can be useful in careers requiring an understanding of law and the court system. Graduates can find employment in environments such as law firms, business legal departments, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

The curriculum covers topics including legal terminology, research, writing, legal theory, and legal concepts. Students will learn how advice, persuasion, and advocacy enter into legal research to be able to effectively use legal resources.

Courses examine subject areas including:

  • Litigation
  • Real estate law
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Civil practice and procedure
  • Legal ethics
  • Administrative law and policy

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score