Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

After fall 2012, new students are not being accepted into the program.  Change of major requests from current students or requests to transfer into the program from outside Becker College will be evaluated individually.

The Becker College legal studies program prepares students for careers in law-related professions, such as paralegals or legal assistants, or for entry into law school or graduate school. Paralegals and legal assistants work for private law firms, corporate legal departments, and various levels of government, such as the U.S. Department of Justice, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 28 percent through 2018—a rate that is faster than the average for all occupations.

The Becker College legal studies program provides an in-depth understanding of the legal system as it relates to the law, the courts, clients, and lawyers. Graduates of the Becker College legal studies program are well prepared for careers in law office management, government, arbitration/mediation, court administration, financial institutions, and the health care, insurance, and real estate industries.

Becker College structures the legal studies program to provide students with research skills, advanced critical thinking, and sophisticated communication techniques that will prepare them for careers in today’s legal environment. The curriculum encompasses both general education and specialty coursework in contract, real estate and corporate law, litigation, and legal research. Students may participate in an internship or cooperative educational experience to gain practical, hands-on training within a selected legal environment.

For more information about the Becker College legal studies program, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.

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