Paralegal Associate Degree Program

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Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies Associate’s degree (A.A.S.) provides students with an opportunity to continue their paralegal studies beyond the diploma level. Students entering this program will have successfully completed a diploma in a Paralegal Studies program or its equivalent.

Additionally, students will complete core law courses in Human Resources Law, Administrative Law, Intellectual Property and Criminal Law. This combination of general and core subjects provides students with a broad scope of learning and helps prepare students well for success in the Paralegal / legal secretary profession.

  • Understand the implications and practices of Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Human Resource Law and Intellectual Property.
  • Understand the implications and practices of Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Human Resource Law and Intellectual Property.
  • Apply information literacy, research and critical thinking skills to areas of paralegal practice.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Paralegals is projected to grow 14% in the US from 2021 to 2031.1

Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Program Length: 7 months
  • Credits: 109

Career Options

  • Defense Law Firms
  • Corporate Law Firms
  • International Law Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Banks & Financial Institutions


Our Paralegal Studies Associate Degree is designed for people who already have 60 credit hours in an paralegal studies-related concentration.


What You Will Learn

  • The professional and ethical responsibilities associated with a paralegal career.
  • Specialty course work in legal terminology, research and writing.
  • In depth study of various facets of law, tailored to a higher educational audience.
  • Advanced educational focus in communications, written communications and social sciences.
  • General education in math, history and government.



The Stautzenberger College Difference

Stautzenberger College is a career-focused college that provides students with hands-on training and real-world experience in their chosen fields. Stautzenberger College stands out for its commitment to providing students with practical education that prepares them for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Stautzenberger College offers a wide variety of programs in healthcare, business, technology, and skilled trades. These programs are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: With small class sizes, students get personalized attention from instructors, which helps them better understand the material and apply it to real-world situations.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: Offering on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Experienced Faculty: Stautzenberger College instructors are experienced professionals in their respective fields, providing students with real-world insights and connections.
  • Hands-on Training: Stautzenberger College provides hands-on training in labs and clinical settings, allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations.
  • Career Services: Stautzenberger College has a dedicated career services team that provides students with job placement assistance, resume writing help, and interview preparation.
  • Accreditation: Stautzenberger College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), ensuring that its programs meet high standards of quality and that its graduates are well-prepared for their careers.

Why Choose Stautzenberger

  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
  • Hands-On & Real World Training
  • Inclusive Small Class Sizes
  • Caring Instructors
  • Student-Centered Experience
  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance

"Having never attended college before, it was intimidating at first." says Angela. "However, I wanted to pursue my passion and that driving force is what ultimately solidified my decision to start my education."

Angela Hamilton

2023 Graduate, Paralegal AAS