Careers: Associate of Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies

July 01, 2022
August 22, 2022
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Join one of the fastest growing professions in the United States!

The path to becoming a paralegal can look very different from one person to the next. But the BLS states that the most common educational path that leads to work as a paralegal is an associate’s degree.

Being a paralegal truly is a prestigious and significant profession. Simply put, paralegals help people. They help their employers be more efficient in their jobs, they can increase a firm’s revenue and productivity, and they also help the clients.

Some paralegals work for many different corporations in many different fields. A paralegal working in some spaces offer limited services under the responsibility of a licensed attorney.


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.

  • Discovery Liaison
  • Immigration Paralegal
  • Probate Paralegals
  • Legal Administrator of Business
  • Real Estate Paralegal
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Claims Adjuster/Investigator
  • Corporate Paralegal
  • And many more


Students can transition to UC Online’s Bachelor of Science in Law & Paralegal Studies after they complete this program.


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