Paralegal Studies: Bachelor of Science Degree
National American University offers both a Bachelor of Science degree and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies. A Bachelor of Science degree is offered for students who wish to prepare for increased employment responsibilities or choose to pursue graduate education. Credits earned in the Associate of Applied Science degree apply toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies.
The program will:
- Provide students with fundamental knowledge of substantive and procedural law.
- Develop the critical thinking skills of students to enable them to analyze problems by identifying and evaluating alternative solutions.
- Prepare students to perform legal research using both traditional and electronic resources.
- Develop the oral and written communication skills of students.
- Provide students with the knowledge of the ethical guidelines governing the conduct of attorneys and paralegals.
- Encourage students to participate in continuing education activities and maintain memberships in professional organizations.
- Prepare students who earn a Bachelor of Science degree for increased employment responsibilities and graduate education.
- Measure key student learning outcomes continuously and identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:
- Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of substantive and procedural law.
- Analyze issues using legal research methodology.
- Communicate effectively through speaking and writing.
- Model professional behavior in accordance with ethical guidelines governing the conduct of attorneys and paralegals.
- Apply legal theories to relevant facts under the supervision of an attorney.