Paralegal Studies Online
Have you taken a few paralegal or legal assistant courses, and you are looking for a flexible way to complete your degree that works with your schedule?
Are you working on or have you completed your associate degree? Do you want to continue on for a bachelor's degree, but you're afraid of wasting all of those well-earned paralegal or legal assistant credits by continuing on at a school that doesn't offer a paralegal bachelor's degree?
Then Peirce College's Paralegal program is for you!
Peirce College offers ABA-approved programs leading to associate degrees, bachelor's degrees and post-bachelor's certificates in Paralegal Studies.
If you're looking for extra flexibility and a quality program, you may want to consider our new online degree-completion option. Upper level paralegal courses, as well as all general studies courses, are offered in the online format as well as on our campus.
Please note Peirce requires that the four foundation courses listed below be taken in an on campus setting. These courses are not offered online. However, you can either complete these courses on Peirce's campus, or you can transfer credits for these courses from another comparable on campus program. If you are working on or have completed your associate degree from an ABA-approved program or a school that has an articulation agreement with Peirce, chances are that you have taken classes that meet the on campus requirement already! If you are not sure if your school is ABA-approved, click here .
The twelve credits that each student must complete in an on campus setting are:
- PLG 100: Introduction to the Paralegal Profession (3 credits)
- PLG 102: Legal Research (3 credits)
- PLG 113: Legal Writing I (3 credits)
- PLG 117: Civil Litigation (3 credits)
As a Peirce Paralegal student, you will have free access to online versions of the Westlaw and Lexis legal databases. Not only do you gain valuable experience in electronic legal research, but you also receive a useful tool to complete the research required for your online classes from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Students also are provided with a free copy of Microsoft Office Professional Suite of software.