Key Courses

  • Law in the United States
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Civil Litigation
  • Practice Studies

If you're interested in learning about the law, legal studies provides the necessary training for a career as a paralegal, legal assistant, court personnel, or other court related jobs. It is also a very common education choice for students interested in law school. Paralegals and legal assistants work for lawyers, corporations, law offices, or government agencies; research, organization, and drafting documents are just a few of their daily responsibilities. Although they are not lawyers and may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law, paralegals have the knowledge and expertise to perform work of a legal nature under the supervision of an attorney. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.The program is designed to allow the student to complete a baccalaureate degree with an additional two years of study. 

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

Courses in this program are delivered:

  • Big Rapids