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Earn Your BS in Legal Studies Online

The intersection of the law and society creates a rich foundation for legal studies. American Public University (APU) offers an online bachelor’s degree in legal studies that introduces you to a variety of legal case studies and can be suitable preparation for seeking law school admission. Through the integration of technology, the program challenges your intellect in finding legal solutions that are innovative and creative.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Broad Scope

APU’s curriculum provides a solid foundation in the essentials of the discipline: the U.S. court system; legal research and writing; civil practice; and administrative, constitutional, criminal, and family law.

Valuable Takeaways

Critical thinking and legal analytical skills are central to this program. It aims to prepare you for ethical service and leadership, helping you develop the requisite knowledge to address complex legal issues that can impact the public’s access to justice.

Focused Studies

Tailor your studies to align with your professional goals. Choose from APU’s vast array of course options, including environmental law, immigration law, hospitality law, maritime law, military law, and sports law. Concentration options are an opportunity for added focus.

Professional Recognition

APU is part of the American Public University System, which is an officially recognized member of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC Member Number 5070). This program does not prepare you for the practice of law or admission to the bar of any state based solely on your completion of this program. Request information to learn more.

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