Bachelor of Science in Law & Paralegal Studies

Bachelor of Science in Law & Paralegal Studies
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ABA approved paralegal program logoA bachelor’s degree in law and paralegal studies opens many doors for many career opportunities, including, but not limited to, a paralegal — one of the lawyer’s most valuable resources. University of Cincinnati’s online Bachelor of Science in Law and Paralegal Studies program provides you with the in-demand skills needed to increase responsibility and earnings as you start or advance your legal career. Our program is 100% online with no campus visits required and approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

A Strong Career Outlook

The paralegal field is one of the fastest-growing job markets, with lawyers depending more and more on paralegals as US law becomes more complex — especially those with higher education experience. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal employment is higher than average, with a projected growth rate of 14% through 2031.

What is a Paralegal?

Paralegals perform substantive behind-the-scenes legal work that enables the law and court systems to make positive impacts on their communities. Job duties vary, as there is a wide range of paralegal careers to pursue—many paralegals support lawyers by assisting with trial preparation, drafting legal documents, conducting research, and client communication. Most paralegals work in law firms, but paralegal skills are also coveted by government agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Program Highlights

  • 100% online: no campus visits are required.
  • American Bar Association-approved.
  • Academic Advisor and Student Success Coordinator for every student.
  • Professors are well-connected licensed attorneys and practitioners.
  • Easy to transfer credits.
  • Part-time and full-time scheduling: flexibility to balance work and family obligations while completing your degree.
  • High job placement rate.
  • The University of Cincinnati College of Law is top ranked by
  • The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • We are ranked #1 in Ohio and #16 nationally as an online college leader by

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.

Student Testimonial
“Everyone is so supportive — the program directors, advisors, coordinators, professors, and the classmates. Even studying online, I make friends with classmates.”

Paige W.
Law and Paralegal Studies Student

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