100% Online Undergraduate CertificateParalegal Studies

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100% Online Undergraduate Certificate for Paralegal Professionals

American Public University offers its Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies for professionals seeking career-relevant education in legal administration. This law-based degree is completed entirely online, allowing working adults the flexibility to fit an undergraduate certificate into their busy lives. This unique certificate program provides a foundational education and attracts working adults in the general field of law, administration or legal support services.

Students examine a broad range of relevant functions utilized in the modern law firm with a focus on attorney-paralegal communication, research, investigation, trial preparation, legal document drafting and office management. Students gain a foundation in legal research, terminology and writing in addition to U.S. legal theory and concepts.

American Public University partners with industry advisory councils to verify that the Paralegal Studies curriculum aligns with market needs and instructs students based on current and emerging standards. The Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies program is taught by practitioner-instructors. Many are experts in the legal field who share their extensive knowledge and practical experiences in the online classroom.

Note: While paralegals perform many of the same tasks as lawyers, they are prohibited from carrying out duties considered to be the practice of law, such as setting legal fees, giving legal advice, and presenting cases in court.

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Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

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Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

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At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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