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Legal Studies, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
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The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies at American Public University System offers in-depth knowledge of the U.S. court system, legal writing and research, legal practice, and various types of law, while emphasizing governance, civil and criminal processes, and the theory and philosophy of justice. 
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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies at American Public University System is helpful preparation for careers such as court administrator, investigator, paralegal, law clerk, court clerk, and similar jobs requiring a broad understanding of law and the legal field. Knowledge gained from this degree is applicable to many employers such as law firms, corporations, and local and national government agencies.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Identify historical events and figures that have contributed to the present-day court system in the United States.
  • Conduct legal research and demonstrate the fundamentals of legal writing and citation.
  • Identify and apply the procedural vehicles used by agencies for making agency policy, including agency investigations and subpoenas, agency rulemaking and agency adjudication.
  • Analyze the processes, ethics, and procedures of the modern legal practice.
  • Explain the various rights provided to United States Citizens by the U.S. Constitution, Amendments, Bill of Rights, and various U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
  • Relate the purpose and scope of criminal law in America to its sources.
  • Examine the various legal issues related to family law.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to the Courts
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Civil Practice and Procedure
  • Legal Ethics
  • Administrative Law and Policy
  • Constitutional Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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Funding

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