online Undergraduate Certificate for Paralegal Professionals

American Military 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 Military 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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Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military grant.

Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $270/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $325 per credit hour $350/credit hour standard rate

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93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit.

*On January 1, 2020, our per-credit-hour undergraduate tuition rate will be $285 and master’s/graduate certificate rate will be $370. The technology fee will be $65 per course. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for a military tuition grant, which caps undergraduate and master’s-level tuition at $250 per credit hour. The military grant covering veterans will continue through December 31, 2019.

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At American Military 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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Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

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Lance Arnold
Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency.

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Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security.

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Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions.

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