ARMY PARALEGAL

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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 and The Judge Advocate General’s Learning Center and School (TJAGLCS) have enjoyed a partnership since 2004.  By working with TJAGLCS, UP is the only American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal studies program to provide Paralegal Specialists (27D) with an opportunity to complete an associate degree or bachelor of science in Legal and Paralegal Studies on-line.

ABA approved Paralegal Studies programs require students seeking an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies to complete 10 credit hours of paralegal instruction in a traditional in-class (not distance learning) setting. By working closely with the Army JAG Corps, UP’s program allows you to meet the ABA in-class requirement by completing 27D10 AIT.  The remainder of the degree can be completed on-line through UP.

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

Learning Objectives

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.  These classes stimulate critical thinking, giving UP graduates an edge in “thinking outside the box.”

Career Preparation

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 Army. In addition to preparing you for a career as a civilian paralegal, an Associate or 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.

Degrees

Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies
Bachelor of Science in 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).

Tuition

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.

Faculty

Deborah Kottel
Edward Lucas