The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the industries with the strongest job growth for paralegals over the next few years will be finance firms, insurance firms, consulting firms, and healthcare providers.
University of Cincinnati’s online Law & Paralegal Studies bachelor’s program is designed so that upon graduating from the program students are able to:
Employment Opportunities for Graduates
As law firms and other employers continue to cut budgets while the demand for legal services increases, employers are choosing to utilize paralegals whenever possible since paralegals can perform legal tasks at a lower cost per hour than attorneys. The legal studies profession is a fast growing career and graduates of our online program are employed in a variety of legal environments as broad as the law itself, including:
Because of the significant challenges inherent in many paralegal careers, as well as the vital importance of this field to the fabric our society, many paralegal disciplines tend to be well-compensated in terms of salary and benefits; with some employers offering pay increases to those who earn an advanced degree. According to PayScale, individuals with a BS in Paralegal Studies earn an average annual salary of nearly $61,000.
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.
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.
Sources of aid:
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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