BA in Paralegal Studies
The B.A. in Paralegal Studies allows students with a minimum of 15-semester credits in paralegal studies to improve their skills and career opportunities by earning a bachelor’s degree. Students who have earned associate degrees in paralegal studies will likely find this degree program to be their most expeditious route to a bachelor’s degree. Students select one of the practice tracks and develop skills in that practice area as well as legal research, analysis, and writing, legal ethics and law office technology.
Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as authorized by law.
Benefits of the program
- Acquire a credential from Loyola’s well-regarded Institute for Paralegal Studies that will open doors to your career success in the legal community.
- Earn a specialized certificate in Litigation that will refine your paralegal skills to meet the demands of the modern legal workplace.
- Maximize the number of credits you may transfer from your two-year paralegal program, and complete your degree on a schedule that works with your personal and professional obligations.
- Enhance your general knowledge and improve your ability to respond to the challenges of contemporary society through courses in the University’s Core Curriculum.
|Total Number of Major Courses||9-19 (depending on transfer credit)|
|Total Number of Major Credit Hours||40 credit hours|
|Start Terms||Students can begin during any of the 5 sessions throughout the academic year.|
|Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Major||20 credit hours|
|Schedule Format for Major Courses||Courses offered in 8-week sessions in a combination of fully online synchronous (live) and face-to-face evening and Saturday morning classes.|
|Schedule Format for Other Courses
(Core, mission, and school requirements)
|Courses offered in 8-week sessions with fully online options, which may include both synchronous(live) and asynchronous(pre-recorded) components with either evening or Saturday morning meetings.|
|Course Locations||Online and on the Water Tower Campus located at 820 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago|
|Application and Admission Requirements||
|Tuition and Fees|
Paralegal Studies Online Information Session: Writing and Paralegals
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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