Gain the knowledge, skills, and ethical principles you need to thrive in the legal field with an online bachelor's degree in legal studies.

With an Bachelor of Science in legal studies from University of Maryland University College, you'll acquire the tools you need to confidently and competently thrive in legal environments. In this program, you'll learn to produce and review legal forms and documents, apply statutes to legal cases, and assess fact patterns.

With this degree, you'll be equipped to conduct legal analysis, write and draft legal documents, and perform research in the legal environment.

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2017–2018 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.

This program is also available as a minor.

About the Legal Studies Bachelor's Degree

In your core legal studies degree courses, you'll examine the organization, function, and processes of the lawmaking institutions in the American legal system, as well as the role of the paralegal in the legal system and the governing rules of legal ethics.

Legal Studies Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for law school or for a career researching and producing legal information and documents. This degree may meet the requirements to work in a professional support position in legal advocacy, legal research, legal writing, and legal case review/support.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have professional experience in a law firm or court.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Lambda Epsilon Chi

Type: Honor society
Available To: Undergraduate

Lambda Epsilon Chi is the national honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), which recognizes the scholarship and leadership of students in higher education. There are over 170 chapters throughout the United States and thousands of inductees who have been honored for their outstanding academic achievements.