Are you preparing for law school? The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies is the perfect degree for you to pursue during your undergraduate studies. Not considering law school? This South College degree will prepare you to become a state licensed paralegal in many sectors. This baccalaureate program will provide students with broad academic backgrounds in general education, while preparing them fundamentally in theoretical legal concepts and practical applications.
What does legal studies mean?
Legal Studies will take you on an exploration through the field of law, from Criminal Law and Tort Law to more advanced areas such as Constitutional and Bankruptcy Law. These studies will help you develop critical thinking skills by recognizing relevant facts in a given scenario, identifying what areas of law apply and using legal analysis to solve a legal issue.
What does the program include?
Within this course of study, you will be taught to research and analyze law, and to communicate your finding as a formal legal document. Our program also includes an emphasis on legal ethics and the issues facing the development of the legal field. While pursuing this degree you will be exposed to the basics of both criminal and civil law. You will also learn the flow of civil litigation by creating a proper trial notebook.
Why this degree?
This degree will prepare you for employment as a paralegal in many law-related occupations, including public and private law practice as well as, corporate or government law-related activities. Additionally, you would also be eligible for the opportunity of pursuing higher academic and career achievements within the field of law, business or government. Not to mention, the field of paralegals and legal assistants is predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow 17 percent by 2022, which is faster than the national average for all occupations.
Could this degree assist you in advancing your personal and professional goals? Now is the time to get your degree in legal studies from South College. Contact us to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program and start your journey today!