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Bachelor of Professional Studies in Legal Studies

Designed for people seeking employment in government, law enforcement and regulatory affairs/compliance offices; those considering law school; or individuals who want a rigorous social science degree offered in a flexible and convenient format.

Delivery Method

Accelerated format. Classes are offered every eight weeks.

Admission Requirements

  • 30 or more hours of college or university credit or waiver from the Assistant Provost

  • High school diploma or equivalent earned at least seven years before applying or waiver from the Assistant Provost

Transfer Policy

Students can transfer in a maximum of 90 credits, with a limit of 68 credits earned at community colleges. Students can transfer in up to 30 credits taken in non-degree seeking status.

Special Characteristics

Important to the non-digital native is that the initial course includes lessons in navigating the online environment. Students are expected to read about 100 pages, take a short online quiz, engage in online discussions with classmates and their instructor, and complete a written assignment each week. The ability to write well is fundamental to any professional field. That is why the BLS program requires students to produce a substantial amount of academic writing in each course. Graduates will have a large portfolio of written work which can be used to demonstrate learning outcomes and abilities.