Paralegal Science Bachelor’s Degree
Paralegals are vital to the legal profession, making valuable contributions to the effectiveness and productivity of the legal system. EKU’s partially online bachelor’s degree in paralegal science prepares students to successfully enter and advance within the paralegal workforce. Students leave the program with a comprehensive understanding of the law balanced with a respected liberal arts background. Graduates enjoy broad employment and graduate/professional school opportunities.
Format: Partially online (all but 10 hours can be completed online)
Credit Hours: 120 hours
* A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed with EKU
Enhance your degree with a minor or certificate
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits.
You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree.
What sets our program apart?
Focused on paralegal best practices and producing excellent student outcomes, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as legal research and writing, litigation, legal administration and computer applications, family law, criminal law and probate practice.
- Accelerated 8-week terms
- Active job placement assistance for all graduating students —90% of graduates are employed or attending graduate or law school within six months of graduation
- The EKU paralegal program is a respected charter member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAFPE)
- Our expert faculty have extensive training in online education. All instructors hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Ph.D.
- Courses begin 6 times per year
- Reduced tuition for active duty military members
- Unique opportunities for joint student-faculty research
- Free online tutoringandcareer services assistance
- Unique and intensive residency experience offering access to practicing attorneys, paralegals and judges, as well as opportunities to utilize the law library and courthouse vault
- Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees
Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.