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:
Investigation of the nature, contents, and history of the Old Testament with attention to its background and key themes. Students examine themes within their contexts and from the perspective of their New Testament fulfillment.
A study of the nature, contents, and history of the New Testament, with background study in the inter-testamental period.
Provides a broad overview of the historic roots and development of Christian thought. Identifies and describes historical Christian doctrines, the basics of theological reasoning, significant Christian thinkers, and contemporary global trends and issues.
Introduction to plants, animals and microbes concerning cell structure and function, DNA and heredity, cell division, species diversity and history, tissue and organ systems, nutrition, reproduction, ecosystems, and the scientific method. Christian perspectives as appropriate. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab.
Philosophy and methods of science, biologic molecules, cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, reproduction and molecular biology. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab.
First of two-semester series. Structure and function of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, including sense organs. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab.
Introduction to the principles and practice of effective oral communication. Through formal and informal speaking activities, students develop skills at framing and articulating ideas through speech. Students learn strategies for speaking extemporaneously, preparing and delivering presentations, formulating persuasive arguments, refining critical clarity of thought, and enhancing general facility and confidence at oral expression. Students gain practice in various speech types—including expositive and informative forms.
Introduction to Earth science, including the sciences that explore Earth and its space environment. Units on Earth structure, tectonics, rocks and minerals, geologic history, water resources, oceans, climate and weather, astronomy, and the scientific method. Primarily for IDS majors. Three credit hour lecture with one credit hour lab.
Survey of economic concepts and systems, including both micro- and macro-economics. Students examine the American economic system while exploring the impact of the international market. Topics include markets and competition, price, supply and demand, aggregate performance, fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. This course is not open to business majors.
Examines the concepts, principles, and business practices of market systems, demand and supply economics, market equilibrium, product and resource demands, consumer behavior, forms of competition, governmental policies, market failure and international economics.
Study and development of skills in planning, writing, and revising the expository essay, with attention given to developing a thesis, providing adequate support, and developing paragraphs with clear introductions and conclusions. This course should be taken in the first year.
Introduction to research skills and academic writing. Students learn and practice the common steps and formats in writing a university-level research paper, such as writing and submitting proposals, writing literature reviews, following general research paper formats, and using an annotated bibliography. Prerequisite: Grade of "C-" or better in ENGL 101.
Great literary works in the Western tradition from the ancient to the present.
Explores the development of a Christian worldview and philosophy of life. Studies some alternative worldviews from a Christian worldview perspective. Investigates the sacredness of all spheres of human life and the relevance of a Christian worldview to all spheres of human life and action through the works of some of Christianity’s leading thinkers and writers.
Introduction to enduring questions of truth, goodness, and beauty through theological and philosophical investigation, including biblical apologetics and critical thinking.
Various aesthetic approaches for appreciating and evaluating visual art, drama, and music. Artistic creation in relation to a biblical understanding of the character of God and the image of God in human beings.
Explores a Christian worldview framework for leadership and studies the lives of exemplary Christian and non-Christian leaders from a global context and a wide spectrum of disciplines and professions. Students participate in a ten (10) hour service-learning leadership experience. Advisor approval required. Pre-requisite: Senior Standing; IDS majors: Junior Standing. Cross-listed with GENE 202.
Investigation of the spatial distribution of cultures and regions. Emphasis on defining key geographical concepts, identifying major political boundaries, illustrating current and recent national and ethnic conflicts, exploring economic and social processes that are leading to increasing global interaction, examining the variation religious practices and beliefs and assessing the basis for international disparities in economic development.
Study of the political, social, and economic development of American society from about 1607 through the end of the Civil War era in 1877. Students consider native American perspectives and the interaction with Europeans. Topics include the formation and establishment of the new nation as well as the international impact of the birth of a nation.
Study of the political, social and economic development of American society from the post-Civil War era to the present. Students investigate the development of a party system of government, industrial development, labor issues, the impact of the reconstruction, American involvement internationally, and the present state of American society.
Study of the events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that shaped western civilization from the prehistoric era to 1650. Emphasis on the rise and fall of empires, the legacy those empires left and the impact of religion on the ancient, medieval, and early modern western world. The multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups are explored. Students investigate historical accounts of civilization and engage in personal reflection and response.
Study of the events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that shaped western civilization from 1650 to the present. The multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups are explored, including reference to the interaction among the peoples of the modern world. Students investigate historical accounts of western civilization and its interaction with non-western cultures and engage in personal reflection and response.
Survey of the history of civilization from its beginnings in both the Middle East and Asia to the growing dominance of the West over non-western civilizations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas that began in the 16th century age of exploration. Special attention given to the cultural exchanges, interactions, and adaptations that occurred among these civilizations.
Survey of the growth and interactions of civilizations across the world from the 16th century to the present. Special attention given to their individual cultural vibrancy and to their responses to Western hegemony, modernization, and globalization in subsequent centuries.
Study of several different fields of mathematics and their applications for liberal arts students. Through the process of discovery with everyday applications, students consider the beauty and elegance of mathematics as they improve their critical thinking and analytical skills. Topics include set theory, inductive and deductive reasoning, basic probability and statistics, number theory, algebraic modeling, basic geometry and trigonometry, and finance applications. Cannot be applied to the mathematics major.
Study of linear equations, systems of equations, inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and conic sections. Emphasis on understanding and applying concepts in real-life settings. Cannot be applied to the mathematics major.
Introductory study of basic descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on real world applications and the use of current technology. Topics include sampling, random variables, probability distributions, measures of central tendency and variation, and testing of hypotheses. Cannot be applied to the mathematics major.
A first course in calculus and analytic geometry. Limits and continuity. Differentiation and applications of derivatives. Integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: Grade of B- or better in MATH 164 or equivalent, or permission of department chair.
Discrete structures including sets, relations, functions, matrices, graphs and trees. Symbolic logic, mathematical induction, and introduction to proofs. Probability, combinations, permutations. Introduction to linear programming. Prerequisite: MATH 102, MATH 164, or MATH 211.
Christian and historical foundations as the basis of American jurisprudence. Paralegals' role in the law office. Survey of U.S. law; importance of research, legal writing and ethics.
Analysis of the case law and statutory law systems. Writing of legal memoranda. Utilization of online law libraries, and other resources and tools. Create a complaint to initiate a lawsuit.
Structures and operations of courts, and their jurisdictions, procedures; history and introduction to judicial processes.
Basic legal principles with ethical approaches to investigations. Utilization of federal, state and local regulations governing rules of evidence. Interviewing techniques and investigation plans. Sourcing of witnesses and rules governing admissibility in court.
Clerical and management skills of law firms; fee arrangements, time tracking, billing, basic accounting, handling client funds, and records management; etiquette, and marketing.
Litigation protocols in organization of law offices, time management, fact investigation, flow of litigation, court systems, commencement and defense of lawsuits, discovery, evidence, motions practices, and trial preparation. Settlement and post-trial practices.
Various sources of law regarding professional responsibilities and legal ethics; practical applications; Christian worldview perspectives.
Comprehensive, including marriage, divorce, annulment, division of property, child custody and support, spousal support and adoption. Preparation and filing of requisite documents/pleadings.
Bodily injury/property damage and requirements for tort liability and compensation; worker’s compensation systems. Practical aspects of PI practice from plaintiff’s and defense perspectives.
Substantive knowledge, practical skills and competencies, and ethical guidelines needed to work in criminal law area; criminal investigation (prosecution/defense) and evidence.
Law of formation, legal construction, execution, and enforcement of and remedies under contracts.
Drafting real estate contracts, deeds, mortgage instruments, foreclosure notices, mechanic's liens, leases and listing contracts. Legal concepts of real estate documents related to estates in land, homestead, fixtures and easements. Title searches and closings.
Immigrant/non-immigrant visa categories and requirements. Form utilization (family-based petition, worker-based petition). Gaining lawful entry into the United States; deportation and removal requirements.
Developing understanding of trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets, and ownership thereof.
Concepts and components of estate planning and probate law firm practices. Form filings, probate accounting and processes. Roles of fiduciaries in regards to wills, trusts, and probate processes.
Introduction to the Spanish language using a communicative approach with an emphasis on developing introductory listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as an appreciation for Hispanic culture.
Continuation of SPAN 102. Introduction to the Spanish language using a communicative approach with an emphasis on developing introductory listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as an appreciation for Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or placement through Department of English.
Development of intermediate-level Spanish language skills and study of the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or placement through Department of English.
Continuation of SPAN 210. Development of intermediate-level Spanish language skills and study of the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 210 or placement through Department of English.
Knowledge and resources essential for academic success at Regent University. Includes foundational skills for future coursework, including use of the library, the University Writing Center, tutorial services, academic advising, and career services. Only available to online students, except online B.A.S. degree students.
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College of Arts & Sciences 2018-19 Tuition Rates
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Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)
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Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)
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University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)
Contributes to university academic and administrative operations
Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment
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