The University of Providence offers two Paralegal Studies options: an Associate–Paralegal Studies program and a Bachelor of Science–Legal and Paralegal Studies program. Both are American Bar Association (ABA) approved programs.
These programs prepare students for a career in the American legal system as a paralegal and for a wide range of other career opportunities in business, government, or to prepare for graduate programs or law school. Each core course in the major provides a balance between legal theory and practical application. Elective options allow students to pursue expertise in specialized areas of the law.
Students attend three weekend classes per semester for three semesters. This provides a unique opportunity for students to earn a paralegal degree from an ABA-approved program that maximizes distance learning opportunities, while offering students a convenient means of fulfilling the ABA requirement for ten traditional classroom credits. The program requires an internship, in which students obtain actual experience in a law firm, judge’s office, or corporation. Qualified Army and Air Force Paralegal program students will have already fulfilled the in-classroom requirements through their service schools.
Undergraduate tuition is $12,120/semester for full-time students (12-18 credits) or $790/credit for part-time students. All PSJH caregivers, benefits-eligible spouses or partners, and dependents are eligible for a 50 percent reduction of tuition charges for eligible programs offered at the University of Providence.