Available at Kaplan University Online:BS in Legal Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program is designed to provide students who wish to enter the legal profession with an education that incorporates the study of law (and related disciplines) with the development of both practical skills and analytical skills. Students who plan to continue their course of study at the law school level could develop a solid educational foundation to prepare them for the rigors of advanced study of the law or other areas of graduate study.
The program focuses on the knowledge, skills, and values required of competent and ethical professionals working in the legal services industry. Courses provide a well-rounded academic foundation that emphasizes analytical thinking, reading comprehension, and communication skills while developing the practical skills to successfully enter the job market. Students have the opportunity to develop strong interpersonal skills, self-discipline, and ethical principles.
The legal education and training provided to students in the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program is useful for individuals interested in pursuing law school and graduate education or interested in many other occupations including: arbitrator, mediator, patent agent, title examiner, legislative assistant, lobbyist, political office holder, corporate executive, journalist, abstractor, claims examiner, compliance and enforcement inspector, occupational and safety health worker, legal psychology expert, and jury consultant.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.