Paralegal Studies

Online Paralegal Degree at Peirce College

Start a Rewarding Legal Career at Peirce

Our online Paralegal Studies program helps you gain the practical skills you’ll need to succeed.

Your Paralegal Studies Degree

Get prepared for a rewarding career making a difference in people’s lives. Peirce offers associate, bachelor's and post-bachelor's degrees in Paralegal Studies. Graduates go on to attain jobs at major law firms, corporate offices, with the government, or they continue their education at law school.

Our American Bar Association-approved Paralegal Studies degree program, which is the only ABA-approved bachelor's paralegal degree program in the Philadelphia area, gives you the foundation for a successful legal career. The program is led by legal experts who work closely with the legal community at the local, regional and national levels. That means coursework is closely targeted to the demands of a constantly evolving industry.

Peirce College Paralegal Studies Program

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Peirce readies you for a successful career by teaching you legal knowledge and practical, real-world skills that you’ll need to become a member of the legal community. Plus, after the four on-campus foundation classes, all of the other Paralegal degree courses are available online, here at our Philadelphia campus or as a combination of both to best fit into your busy schedule.

Ready to get started on a defining legal career? Learn more about why Peirce's Paralegal degree might be the right option to help you do it and apply today to take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Certificate of Proficiency in Paralegal Studies

Already have your bachelor's degree? Find more information about our Paralegal Studies Certificate program by clicking the above link.

Curriculum

Associate in Science Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 61
INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Min. Credits
PRC PRC 100 or PRC 101* 1
BIS 111 Application Software Fundamentals 3
COM 112 Speech Communication 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 103 Rhetoric and Research 3
HUM 102 Introduction to Ethics 3
MAT 101 Introduction to College Mathematics 3
PSC 101 Introduction to American Government 3
SCI SCI Core (choose 1) 3
GEN ED General Education Course (choose 1) 3
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Min. Credits
LGL 100 Introduction to the Paralegal Profession 3
LGL 102 Legal Research 3
LGL 113 Legal Writing 3
LGL 117 Civil Litigation 3
LGL 201 Contract Law 3
LGL 206 Tort Law 3
LGL 207 Criminal Law 3
LGL 215 Professional Legal Responsibility 3
LGL 219 Legal Technology 3
LGL 220 or CWE 116 Paralegal Capstone I or Cooperative Work Experience 3
ELE Elective Course (choose 1) 3

Bachelor's of Science Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 121

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM 112Speech Communication3
COM 312Practical Reasoning3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
HUMHUM Core (choose 1)3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
MATMAT Core (choose 1)3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
SCISCI Core (choose 2)6
SOC SCISocial Science Core (choose 1)3
GEN EDGeneral Education Course (choose 1)3
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Min. Credits
LGL 100 Introduction to the Paralegal Profession 3
LGL 102 Legal Research 3
LGL 113 Legal Writing 3
LGL 117 Civil Litigation 3
LGL 201 Contract Law 3
LGL 206 Tort Law 3
LGL 207 Criminal Law 3
LGL 215 Professional Legal Responsibility 3
LGL 219 Legal Technology 3
LGL 220 or CWE 116 Paralegal Capstone I or Cooperative Work Experience 3
LGL 304 Family Law 3
LGL 305 Real Estate Law 3
LGL 308 Estate Law 3
LGL 309 Business Organizations 3
LGL 313 Advanced Legal Writing 3
LGL 315 Advanced Legal Research 3
LGL 320 Advanced Legal Technology 3
LGL 430 Paralegal Capstone II: Advanced Civil Litigation 3
LGL 440 Paralegal Capstone III: Practical Skills and Regulation 3
CWE 413 or ELE Cooperative Work Experience or Elective Course 3
ELE Electives (choose 6) Legal Studies (LGL) Electives or Technology Emphasis Courses Recommended

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Career Options

Our Paralegal Studies program prepares you for a career in law firms, corporate offices, with the government, or in many other industries. In the Philadelphia region, graduates of the Paralegal Studies program have careers with law firms; government and administrative agencies; and with major businesses, hospitals and Colleges and Universities.

Graduates of the Paralegal Studies program can continue their education at law school or go on to a master’s degree program in legal studies, business law, criminal justice or other areas of study. For more information about potential paralegal careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Legal Careers page.

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“Our Paralegal Studies Programs provide a foundation that opens the door to a variety of opportunities. So many life factors are impacted by our legal process. Our students understand and can navigate that process and that increases their options in terms of charting a professional career path.”

Edwin B. Miller

Professor & Assistant Dean, Legal Studies

Interested in a degree in Paralegal Studies? Contact an Admissions Representative and get started with your application.

You can also apply using our online application.