B.S. in Paralegal Studies

Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

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The Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies is an online degree uniquely affiliated with Regent University's ABA-approved School of Law, which offers a master's degree with a concentration in Advanced Paralegal Studies online. 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. Conducting your paralegal studies online allows you to maintain current employment while you train to 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 through a program such as our paralegal bachelor's degree, but not JD-holding, practicing attorneys.

Through this online paralegal degree, you will:

  • 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

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 2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,490 (block rate)
  • $595/credit hour
  • $566/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $425/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

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

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/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

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee (Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

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