Since April 2017, 2,039 jobs were posted by companies in our region for professionals in this field. The median salary for a paralegal is $53,020 per year. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)
Interested in a career in the legal profession? Our Paralegal Studies degree offers the philosophical foundation and methodology of legal practice.
Students will gain a better understanding of the principles of law and policy that affect government, business, and nonprofit organizations. The foundational skills learned in this program will provide a background for understanding and navigating the court system, business regulations, civil matters, and the justice system.
Graduates in this degree will be prepared to pursue careers as legal assistants and paralegals to perform tasks in legal, corporate, non-profit and/or government organizations.
The Paralegal Studies program begins in Fall 2020, but students may wish to take general education courses prior to the start date to get a head start.
- Understand the legal process and the nature of law practice, emphasizing the role of the paralegal (functions and tasks) in the delivery of legal services.
- Understand the evolving role of the paralegal and other non-lawyers in the delivery of legal services.
- Learn and apply the legal and ethical principles that guide paralegal conduct.
- Identify the legal connections between court cases, statutes, and other regulations.
- Conduct legal research and present findings on various legal issues.
All course requirements and the recommended sequence of courses for this program can be found through the College’s Online Academic Catalog. Click here to access the catalog for details on our Paralegal Studies program.