The Associate of Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies program at the University of Cincinnati Online is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of job opportunities. Our program is American Bar Association (ABA) approved with a curriculum that will equip students with skills that will allow them to make an immediate impact in their professional careers. There are jobs out there for individuals with paralegal skills in private practice as well as in most areas of government, business, and nonprofit organizations.
The ABA approves programs that meet top-tier education guidelines which ensures that each student is well equipped with the best education in the field. While you can become a paralegal without this accreditation, most prospects seek out ABA-approved programs in order to increase job placement success as many employers seek out those who graduated from an accredited program.
While there are no formal requirements to become a paralegal, an associate degree provides a broad foundation in general education subjects, such as communications and English, as well as a solid foundation in the US legal systems.
Prospective students should be aware that paralegal education is not equivalent to a law degree. Graduates of paralegal programs are not qualified or eligible to take the bar examination. Academic credit for paralegal courses is not transferable for advanced standing in law school. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction.
Graduates of our paralegal studies program will be able to:
Read more details about this program in our Guide to Paralegal Studies.
UC’s online law and paralegal studies program is one of the first programs of its kind to be approved by the American Bar Association
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Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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