Bachelor of Science in Legal Support & Services

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Would you like the opportunity to learn more about providing administrative support during legal proceedings? Purdue University Global now offers a Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services degree program that covers legal research and writing. Read more about this online program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Purdue University Global's online Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program is designed to educate students in the areas of legal research and writing as well as basic legal theories and policies. You could be able to explore the fundamentals of business law, such as torts, crimes and contracts, while learning how to prepare legal documentation and developing proficiency with legal technology. The program includes an optional internship and a capstone course, both of which ask you to draw upon the skills and knowledge you've accumulated during the program. As a program graduate, you might be able to sit for professional paralegal certifications.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have strong critical-thinking and research skills in order to become a student of Purdue University Global's online Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Legal Services program requires that you accumulate 180 credits. The core credit requirement is 33, and you must earn 88 major credits and 59 elective credits.

Core Requirements (33 credits)

Course Code Course Title
CM107College Composition I
CM220College Composition II
CS204 Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
Choose one of the following:
MM150 Survey of Mathematics
MM212 College Algebra
Choose one of the following:
HU200 Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
HU245 Ethics
HU250 Humanities and Culture
Choose one of the following:
SC200 Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
SC235 General Biology I - Human Perspectives
SC246 Fundamentals of Microbiology
SC250 Fundamentals of Science
Choose one of the following:
SS211 The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
SS236 People, Power and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
SS250 The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Major Requirements (88 credits)

Course Code Course Title
CM206 Interpersonal Communications
IT133

PA230
Microsoft Applications on Demand
OR
Introduction to Legal Technology
LS100 Introduction to the Law and Legal Profession
LS185 Introduction to American Jurisprudence
LS204 Legal Research and Writing
LS244 Advanced Legal Research and Writing
PA253 Legal Ethics
100 / 200 Level Major Elective
LS308 Law and Society
LS311 Business Law
LS312 Ethics and the Legal Environment
LS490 Legal Philosophy
PA412 Alternative Dispute Resolution
300 / 400 Level Major Electives
LS495 Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services Capstone

Elective Requirements (59 credits)

Course Code Course Title
Open Electives

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program, you could be able to consider working in the areas of health care, government, business, or banking. Career opportunities for legal professionals could exist in law firms, title insurance companies, health care institutions, or real estate agencies. You might be able to apply for positions such as the following:

  • Legal secretary
  • Paralegal
  • Legal assistant
  • Magistrate assistant
  • Legal administrative secretary

Advanced Degrees

The process of earning the Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services degree from Purdue University Global could serve as your inspiration to obtain additional education. If you'd like to pursue leadership positions in the legal realm, you might want to look for a relevant master's degree program that covers court or law firm administration topics. Listed below are a few program possibilities:

  • Master of Science in Legal Studies
  • Master of Science in Legal Administration
  • Master of Professional Studies in Paralegal Studies