AS in Legal Studies from Post University

How Can I Get This Degree? Legal studies are beneficial to those interested in criminal justice studies as well as legal studies and how the law system operates. Students interested in earning an associate degree in legal studies from Post University are required to successfully complete a 60 credit hour program. The general education requirements of the program, 24 hours, are composed of english, history, math and government. The business requirements of the program consist of 18 hours, including accounting, business law, management, and computers. The final part of the program, the major core requirements, 18 hours, are law specific classes in estate and probate, real estate, legal research and legal studies. The associate program should take students between 1 and 1.5 years to complete and the tuition rate for this program is $475 per credit hour. Post University offers financial aid assistance to help with tuition costs to students that qualify.

What Can I Do With This Degree? Students who earn this degree are prepared to work in an environment consisting of legal contracts and paperwork as well as working with federal and state courts. Graduates will also be prepared to handle legal problems logically and communicate findings both orally, and in writing. Many graduates of this degree pursue jobs as paralegals, arbitrators, claims examiners, and mediators. Paralegals and legal assistants, who perform a number of legal tasks and duties, earned a median annual income of $46,120 in 2008, and employment projection was expected to increase by 28% by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators earn a median annual salary of $55, 760 and employment projections by the bureau predict a 7% increase in jobs in this field by 2018. Employers of these fields who are looking to hire trained and skilled employees, makes having this degree both beneficial, and rewarding.