South University

South University

Degree Title: Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies
College: South University
Degree Level: Associate
Accreditation: South University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur GA 30033-4097) as a Level V institution eligible to award associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.
Requirements: To be accepted at South University, you must be a high school graduate OR have the equivalent GED with a score of 225 or higher.
Program Desc: South University has been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) to offer 7 legal specialty courses from its Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program in an online format that students may use to complete their Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies. The Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Studies provides an excellent foundation for those who are seeking employment and advancement in the growing profession of paralegals and legal assistants. Paralegals assist attorneys with the preparation of criminal and civil cases by interviewing clients, investigating facts, drafting legal documents, researching law, and assisting the attorney at trial. Full time students can earn a Paralegal Studies Associate's degree in as little as two years. Degree completion time may be shorter if you have previous transferable college credit. Aside from taking the 7 online courses in an accelerated 5 week format, students are also required to take 4 specific courses in an 11-week, on-ground campus setting. These courses may be completed at any accredited college or university, including your local community college.
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