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B.S. in Paralegal Studies

Approved by the American Bar Association, the paralegal studies degree prepares you to support the research and work-related needs of lawyers. You'll gain a comprehensive appreciation of the U.S. legal system and be ready to become a paralegal.

What you'll study
Build your knowledge base of law with specific emphasis on torts, contracts, wills and trusts, civil procedure, litigation, family law, business organizations, real estate, and criminal law. You'll learn to prepare legal documents of high professional standards and conduct research to evaluate complex issues.

How you'll learn more
Immerse yourself in the comprehensive resources of NSU's College of Law and its authentic courtrooms. Participate in a mock trial team and meet judges and legal analysts visiting campus. As you prepare to complete your paralegal studies degree, you can participate in a for-credit internship that will apply your new skills in real world settings.

Where it can take you
Paralegals are always in demand. They support law offices and attorneys by conducting client interviews, researching cases, and supporting litigation. Other roles for a trained paralegal include a court clerk, legal analyst, and real estate broker.

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The paralegal studies major is approved by the American Bar Association. The goal of the program is to prepare students for entry-level paralegal positions in the common areas of law practice.


Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.

See the entire program at a glance. The four-year plan of study will assist you in planning your future at NSU. It presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career. 


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