B.S.B.A. Paralegal Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in paralegal studies is a unique and highly marketable paralegal business degree. Law practice is a business, and firms need individuals with expertise in the business field to manage their operations and their paralegal staff. Graduates of the B.S.B.A. Paralegal Studies program develop expertise in the business field and also become paralegals. Paralegals perform legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. A paralegal may not practice law. The program is accredited by the most elite business organization, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, and the most elite paralegal approval organization, the American Bar Association. The law classes are taught by experienced attorneys who practice what they are teaching. This program is offered at the Clarion campus.
Certificates And Certifications
Advanced Paralegal Studies Certificate
Clarion University offers an advanced paralegal studies certificate that will result in certification as a paralegal. A paralegal, or legal assistant, is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. A paralegal may not practice law. The certificate is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or have completed no less than 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or are currently enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in a bachelor’s program. The certificate is a 24-credit program that can be easily completed as part of a student’s current studies or used as a post-baccalaureate certificate. This certificate will allow graduates to be employed as paralegals. This program is offered at the Clarion campus.