Take the First Step Toward a Successful Legal Career

With a degree in legal studies from Peirce College, you’ll have a solid foundation to pursue a career in law. And that can take you in almost any direction you choose — whether that means a job in government, business, law enforcement or continuing your education by applying to law schools.

Today, legal assistants and paralegals are doing jobs that used to be done only by lawyers—making these careers more exciting and more in-demand than ever.

In fact, the job market for these positions is expected to grow 17% by 2022, a rate that is faster than the average for all occupations.

At Peirce, we’ve earned a reputation for producing high-quality legal studies graduates. And that reputation will give you the edge you need to find a job and keep growing in this highly competitive workforce.

  • Classes taught by experienced legal experts to give you the real-world skills you’ll need to succeed in your career
  • Each of our legal studies degrees is available online, on-campus or a combination of both to fit in with your busy schedule
  • Programs include Criminal Justice Studies and the only ABA-approved Paralegal bachelor’s degree program in the Philadelphia region
Peirce College also offers comprehensive career development services that assist our students with providing personalized guidance for career development in legal studies. To learn more about how Peirce will help guide you toward a legal studies career, visit our Career Development Services (CDS) Center.

Legal Studies Careers With a Peirce Degree

Here are some examples of specific job categories that our students might pursue after graduating from the various legal studies programs we offer at Peirce College:

Paralegal Studies (Certificate, Associate and Bachelor of Science)

  • Paralegal
  • Court Clerk
  • Legal Secretary Court Office Assistant
  • Legal Researcher

Legal Studies in Business (Bachelor of Science)

  • Contract Administrator Legal Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Escrow Officer
  • Title Examiner

Criminal Justice Studies (Associate and Bachelor of Science)

  • Police Officer
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst
  • Correctional or Probation Officer
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • State Trooper
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