Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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Kaplan University's Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program is designed to prepare students with a bachelor's degree for entry into the paralegal profession. Learn more about Kaplan University's Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program offers students the opportunity to examine the paralegal profession and the American legal system; civil litigation, including civil law rights, procedures, processes, pleadings, and motions; and legal research. Students could also learn about the ethical responsibilities and conduct of paralegals, ethical practices in a law office, and effective law office management. In addition, students can take elective courses in legal studies. While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue graduate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate programs.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in applying to the Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program you should be interested in law and working in the legal system. 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?

The Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program requires 36 to 37 credits. The program consists of 31 major credits and 5 to 6 elective credits.

Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate Requirements

  • The Paralegal Professional
  • Civil Litigation
  • Introduction to Legal
  • Introduction to Legal Analysis and Writing
  • Legal Ethics
  • Law Office Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
    • Family Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law
    • Real Estate Law

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Kaplan University's Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program, you could seek employment at a variety of law offices, including offices that specialize in bankruptcies, litigation, personal injury, criminal or real estate. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Paralegal
  • Law clerk
  • Legal assistant
  • Legal secretary

Advanced Degrees

The Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program at Kaplan University is designed to also assist you in preparing for graduate studies. Earning a legal-relate master's degree can provide you with further knowledge and skills that may allow you to pursue additional professional goals. Some master's degrees you could pursue include:

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