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Legal Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Bellevue, NE, United States
The Legal Studies program at Bellevue University examines the contemporary world and its economic and political systems and helps you to gain a comprehensive understanding of the United States legal system. Aspiring leaders interested in legal studies will learn to develop critical thinking and reasoning skills and to consider ideas from logical, legal, and ethical standpoints.
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The Legal Studies program at Bellevue University is designed to help you develop these skills and provide you with a foundation in law. You'll be on the path to achieving your goals with a range of career options in the entry-level legal fields. 

Legal Studies may also serve as preparation for the professional study of law. See more information about Pre-Law on our Pre-professional Programs page.

The curriculum provides a well-rounded and flexible skill set in law-related subject areas, with studies in the following:

  • Law, Policy, and Ethics
  • The Legal and Judicial Systems
  • Political Science
  • Criminal Justice

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor's in Legal Studies online or in-class will be prepared to do the following:

  • Perform writing, critical thinking and communication skills essential to the discipline
  • Evaluate elements of specific legal disciplines and analyze complex legal concepts
  • Demonstrate an ability to relate legal principles to their social structural consequences
  • Apply the principles of legal ethics to the administration of professional responsibility

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    127 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations for Professional Success 
  • Theory and Practice of Law 
  • The American Criminal and Civil Legal Systems
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Law 
  • The U.S. Legal System and the Judicial Process 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bellevue

  • 1018 - 1570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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