BS in Legal Studies

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Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program can help you prepare to enter the workforce or apply to graduate law programs. Read on to find out more about the program and how to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Students in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program have the opportunity to learn both the practical and analytical skills to succeed in legal professions while gaining a basic understanding of the law and legal processes. This program is designed with an emphasis on reading comprehension, analytical skills, and communication skills. Interpersonal skills, ethical training, and self-discipline are also points of emphasis. In addition to general education training, students have the opportunity to learn about discipline-specific skills, such as the theory and principles of law, research methods, investigation, legal communication, and critical thinking. Qualified students could also elect to combine their study with an accelerated master's degree program. This course of study culminates in a capstone research course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Aptitudes in writing, research, and debate could be helpful as you prepare to enroll in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This program consists of 180 credits; of those, 33 are core education credits, 88 are major requirements, and 59 are elective credits. Course requirements are subject to change. Speak to an admissions representative if you're interested in enrolling.

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies Requirements

  • Introduction to Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law and Society
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Introduction to Torts
  • Introduction to Legal Research
  • Introduction to Legal Analysis and Writing
  • Legal Ethics
  • 100/200 Level: Major Elective
  • 300/400 Level: Major Elective
  • BSLS Capstone (Research Option)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Eight Skills of the Effective Legal Studies Student
    • Pathways to Academic Success
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Software Applications
    • Introduction to Legal Technology
  • 100/200 Level: Communication Course
  • 100/200 Level: Mathematics Course
  • 200 Level: Communication Course
  • 300/400 Level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 300/400 Level: Physical Science Course
  • 300/400 Level: Social Science Course

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program could prepare you to seek entry into the workforce upon graduation. While your specialty may be in law, you could be eligible to pursue careers in other areas as well.

Positions that you could pursue include:

  • Mediator
  • Patent agent
  • Legislative assistant
  • Title examiner
  • Lobbyist
  • Claims examiner
  • Legal psychology expert

Advanced Degrees

Graduates of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program can also pursue graduate study. Earning a master's degree may help you learn more about law, or you can concentrate in a related field.

Master's degree options include:

  • Master of Science in Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Environmental Policy
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Legal Studies