Online Paralegal Associate Degree
Take control of your professional trajectory with an online Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies degree from Marian University. Prepare to become a leader in this fast-growing field. Our paralegal program consists of 66 credit hours which can be completed in as little as 14 months. Five-week, accelerated classes are taught 100 percent online and start nine times a year, so you can earn your degree at a pace that best fits your schedule.
Attorneys and paralegals serve as adjunct instructors in our online paralegal studies program. You will also benefit from the insights and experiences of a legal professional in our 1:1 student-mentor program. Administrators and faculty carefully pair mentors with students who share a specialization interest to build relationships and network within the industry, even before graduation.
Careers in paralegal studies
Paralegals are needed in law firms, corporations, government agencies, insurance and mortgage companies, and even banks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 10 percent employment growth for paralegals between 2019 and 2029.
Possible areas of specialization include: family, criminal, environmental, personal injury, healthcare, medical malpractice, civil litigation, sports and entertainment, and international law. Regardless of the legal specialization you select, Marian will prepare you to become a leader in the field with the critical thinking, communication, and technology skills that are highly desired by employers.
Paralegal studies curriculum
Marian’s fully online paralegal program develops the skills students need to succeed after graduating. The program includes courses in legal research, legal writing and communication, civil litigation for the paralegal, and more. Additionally, some classes are devoted to preparing students for their careers, such as legal career preparation and development and the internship in pre-law studies/paralegal studies.
Beyond the classroom, local law firms offer valuable career-building opportunities with internships, externships, and job shadowing. In fact, many of our graduates have gone on to work where they’ve interned.
Learn more about Marian’s online associate degree in paralegal studies!
Marian University’s paralegal studies program is offered fully online and provides internship opportunities and support from local law firms. Getting started is easy. Request more information today or contact us at (317) 955-6270 to learn more.