Fascinated by the legal profession? An online Bachelor of Science in Paralegal from Broadview University will prepare you for paralegal jobs in Utah, Idaho, and beyond. You’ll learn what it takes to work side-by-side with attorneys in a variety of settings, assisting them with everything from hearings to trial preparation. Broadview’s national accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) means you’ll earn an online degree in paralegal that’s highly valued.
With Broadview University’s CareerPath initiative, you’ll save up to 25% on tuition! Through this innovative initiative, most of our classes are now offered in six-week sessions so you can take a full-time course load while focusing on fewer subjects. Because your bachelor’s degree program is fully online, you’ll have even more flexibility to fit your studies into your busy life. Take classes full-time, year-round and you can finish many of our bachelor’s degrees in as little as 36 months!
Are paralegals in demand? Absolutely! Thanks to Broadview’s outstanding reputation and more than 40 years in the local community, our graduates* have found successful careers at places, such as:
(*July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015)
Even though you’re learning online, you won’t be going it alone at Broadview. You’ll learn from supportive, industry-experienced faculty, including lawyers and paralegals, who bring their real-world experience to you. This online program was developed with input from local professionals so you can be certain you’re receiving an up-to-date and relevant education. You’ll gain marketable skills, from creating legal documents to legal writing, professional communication to interpersonal relations. Your courses will include litigation, legal research, criminal law and procedure, family law and bankruptcy. An internship will round out your paralegal studies, helping you to gain practical, hands-on experience and make valuable connections for your future.
Before you start your online studies, you can take our online learning orientation. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to use our online system and give you the guidance and confidence you need to succeed as an online learner. Our Service Desk will be there to assist you with any technological issues—seven days a week—via phone and email.
Through CampusConnect you’ll access your course materials, submit assignments and connect with your instructors and classmates. Through LibraryConnect, our virtual library, you’ll have access to our huge collection of reference materials, e-books, databases and journals—and support from our librarians.
This course is an overview of the legal profession. It examines the range of employment settings, work responsibilities, job requirements and career opportunities in the legal field. The course surveys the knowledge, abilities, skills, and technologies employed in the practice of law, with emphasis on legal and ethical constraints.
This course reviews the fundamentals of criminal litigation enhanced with practical skills needed to work in this area. Students investigate criminal law, including categories, elements and defenses of crimes, procedural criminal law, the criminal legal process and constitutional considerations.
This course examines substantive and procedural family law. The course explores the paralegal’s role in preparing antenuptial, separation and custody agreements; gathering information and drafting documents relating to divorce, annulment, property settlement, and custody proceedings; and the judicial enforcement of such agreements and decrees.