B.S. in Paralegal Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies is an online degree uniquely affiliated with Regent University's ABA-approved School of Law. Further reinforced by a solid Christian foundation, you’ll gain research, communication, organization and technology skills to help you pursue a meaningful career in the law field. You can become an indispensable member of a legal team in a law office, government unit or other law practice setting. Increasingly, legal work in the United States is being undertaken by paraprofessionals trained in the law but not JD-holding, practicing attorneys.

  • Learn legal terminology and research and writing skills as you practice drafting motions, briefs, pleadings and other documents.
  • Cultivate best practices for interviewing clients and witnesses and managing case files.
  • Gain an overview of the most common practice areas of law, including marriage and family, real estate, personal injury and contracts.
  • Develop clerical and management skills critical to law firms, such as fee arrangements, time tracking, basic accounting and records management.


Career Opportunities:

  • Legal Assistant – Corporate, Government, Nonprofit
  • Legal Aid Advocate
  • Clerk of Court or Judiciary Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant in Court
  • Litigation Support Analyst

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

Traditional/On-Campus

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$50

One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$300/Term

Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$19/Term

Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)

$100/Term

Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee

$75

One-time fee applied to all incoming students

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration

$100/Session

Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

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