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Legal Studies, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (WUR) Online
With an Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from University of Maryland University College, you'll acquire the tools you need to confidently and competently thrive in legal environments. In this program, you'll learn to produce and review legal forms and documents, apply statutes to legal cases, and assess fact patterns.
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Overview

With your Legal Studies degree from University of Maryland University College, you'll be equipped to conduct legal analysis, write and draft legal documents, and perform research in the legal environment.

In your core legal studies degree courses, you'll examine the organization, function, and processes of the lawmaking institutions in the American legal system, as well as the role of the paralegal in the legal system and the governing rules of legal ethics.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Conduct research using appropriate resources to identify relevant, current legal authority
  • Draft documents that reflect critical thinking and legal reasoning to inform, evaluate, and advocate on legal issues
  • Apply an understanding of legal concepts and procedures to efficiently and ethically support the resolution of legal disputes
  • Synthesize relevant information and complete a wide variety of forms and documents used to meet client objectives

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to:

  • Draft legal forms, such as petition for divorce, power of attorney, and identification and evaluation of estate property, for submission to court, using legal terms and nomenclature, as well as knowledge of a particular case
  • Review the elements of a statute and assess its application to a set of facts
  • Review a current case or statutory law and produce a legal theory, approach, or case study to support a hypothetical client's case

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Techniques of Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Ethics
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Torts
  • Domestic Relations
  • Criminal Law and Procedures
  • Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Advanced Legal Practices

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

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

    499 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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