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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.
Students can transition to UC Online’s Bachelor of Science in Law & Paralegal Studies after they complete this program.
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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The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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