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BA in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies Concentration

For those with an associate degree, or a minimum of 40 semester-credit hours, the BA in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies Concentration takes into special consideration those who've been in the workforce and have difficulty attending traditional classes.

The unique subject matter included in the curriculum attracts a wide array of students and is applicable to a variety of fields. Paralegals, law enforcement professionals, real estate practitioners, court system support personnel, business people, future law school students and a host of other professionals will find the subject matter both practical and challenging. In addition, each student has the ability to tailor the program to suit his or her individual needs, after a required core is fulfilled.

The online nature of the course is an added attraction to this outstanding program. Distance or web-based learning affords educational opportunities to students too often forgotten by institutions of higher learning.

Continuous academic performance will be monitored.  Expectations for continuing matriculation are:

  1. 2.0 overall GPA
  2. "C" or Higher in All Major Courses

Below is a recommended framework of courses for degree completion.

Get a description of the required Jurisprudence courses or Legal Studies courses.

Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies Concentration: 120 Credits

  • Major (core): 9 credits, Major (concentration courses): 33 credits, General Education: 49-51 credits, Free Electives: 27-29 credits.

Course Courses in Jurisprudence9 credits

CodeCourseCredits
JUR 300Classical Jurisprudence3
JUR 310Medieval Jurisprudence3
JUR 320Anglo-American Jurisprudence3

Concentration Courses in Legal Studies33 credits

CodeCourseCredits
LAW 300The Paralegal Profession3
LAW 310Legal Research and Writing3
LAW 320Litigation and Trial Evidence3
LAW 330Criminal Law for Paralegals3
LAW 340Family Law3
LAW 350Real Estate Law3
LAW 360Law, Business and the Workplace3
LAW 370Administrative Law3
Law 380Estates and Trusts3
LAW 400Constitutional Law for Paralegals3
LAW 410Law and Ethics3

Free Electives27-29 Credits

CodeCourseCredits
LAW 390Bankruptcy3
LAW 420Law and Conflict Resolution3
LAW 430Elder Law3
LAW 440Immigration Law3
LAW 450Labor and Employment Law3

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Jurisprudence: Legal Studies Concentration Advisement Sheet (PDF)

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