What makes our program unique?

The values of character, competence, and commitment have been part of UP’s mission since its founding in 1932.  An education from UP combines critical thinking with an emphasis on real-world, practical applications. Students can take innovative, integrated learning classes, in which professors from diverse fields teach courses together.

The University of Providence Air Force Paralegal Program is an Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program partner. AU-ABC directs Airmen with associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to accredited “military friendly” colleges and universities to consider when completing a four-year degree. The program maximizes the application of military career education and training, and provides a multitude of online academic and support services.

The UP Legal and Paralegal Studies program is an American Bar Association approved paralegal program. By leveraging your CCAF Paralegal degree, you can earn a Bachelor of Science degree online by requiring no more (and perhaps fewer) than 56 additional credits of coursework.

The legal and paralegal studies program was recently voted Best in State by

Learning Objectives

These classes stimulate critical thinking, giving UP graduates an edge in “thinking outside the box.” The Legal and Paralegal Studies program is practice oriented. You’ll immediately be able to apply what you learn, while still serving and after you separate from the Air Force.

Career Preparation

In addition to preparing you for a career as a civilian paralegal, a Bachelor’s degree in Legal and Paralegal studies can provide you with a wide range of post-service career opportunities in business, government, and in graduate programs or law school.


Bachelor of Science in Legal and Paralegal Studies

Transferable Credits

Upon being accepted to UP, the University’s Registrar will evaluate your college transcript(s) and military training to determine the number of transfer credits that UP will accept and apply toward the credit requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal and Paralegal Studies (or a different degree such as Criminal Justice).


UP, in association with the United States Department of Defense, offers students affiliated with the Air Force a discounted rate per credit hour. The current discounted rate is $250 per credit hour. This rate matches the cap set for Tuition Assistance (TA). Students may also apply for Federal Financial Aid or use their GI Bill benefits.


Deborah Kottel
Edward Lucas