Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Purdue University Global

Program Details

Advance your career in areas such as health care, intellectual property, international law, criminal law, or environmental law. Complete your certificate 100% online at one of the largest providers of legal studies programs in the U.S.*

  • Program Highlights: Study the law, the legal profession, legal research and writing, civil litigation, legal ethics, criminal law, and law office management.
  • Career Opportunities: Legal secretary, legal assistant, or paralegal in settings such as law firms, government agencies, corporate legal departments, title insurance firms, insurance companies, and banks
  • Career-Focused Elective: Align your certificate to your career goals by choosing an elective in either family law; wills, trusts, and estates; family law; bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law; or real estate law.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
Paralegals are not lawyers and cannot practice law or give legal advice. Graduates are not authorized to practice law and will not be eligible to sit for any state’s bar examination. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.
* Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2018-2019 Total Degrees and Certificates Conferred, First Major, Legal Support Services, Based on total number of degrees and certificates granted by Purdue Global compared to other Title IV institutions.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Purdue University Global is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Purdue University Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)