Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree is designed to be comprehensive and interdisciplinary in nature, providing students with a combination of legal principles and practical skills, focusing on the theory and operation of law and legal institutions.

The objective of the Legal Studies program is to provide students with a comprehensive plan of studies that allows students to develop highly marketable skills and prepare students for an advanced degree in areas related to the study of law. The program (1) covers substantive law or legal procedures or process, (2) has been developed for paralegals, paralegal students or those interested in preparing themselves for a professional degree in law and related sciences; and (3) emphasizes practical paralegal skills.*
*Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.  

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation: Briarcliffe College is accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation.

Programmatic Accreditation: The Legal Studies program is not programmatically accredited.

The New York State Board of Regents also authorizes Briarcliffe to offer Diploma, Associate degree and Bachelor's degree programs.

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Bachelor of Science, Legal Studies

Some of the required courses in this program include:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Entertainment Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Contracts and Legal Studies
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Contracts

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online:

While many of our degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued bachelor-, graduate- or doctorate-level education, Briarcliffe College cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs.

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Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
Briarcliffe College Bethpage - Discontinued Program - Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies Degree

 
 

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • NA
    Campus Rate
  • 62.5%
    Program Rate
New York Attorney General (NYAG):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017

Date Submitted: 12/2017

RATE CALCULATION 

 

Rate Calculation

Number of Placed graduates/completers(1), divided by the number of eligible(2) graduates/completers

(1) In calculating the Special New York Placement Rate, the school counts graduates/completers as "Placed" if they obtained a permanent position that is either a full-time position or a part-time position of at least 20 hours per week, and have completed a minimum of 18 days worked, and:

  • the position was included on the list of job titles published by the school for which the program prepares them;
  • the position requires the use of the skills learned in the graduate/completer's program as a predominant component of the job; or
  • for those graduates/completers continuing in a position held prior to enrolling in the program, the graduate/completer attests in writing that the training received enabled the graduate/completer to maintain or advance in the graduate/completer's position.

(2) The number of eligible graduates/completers excludes graduates/completers in the following categories: (i) pregnant or has a medical condition or disability that results in the graduate/completer's inability to work or the graduate/completer has a parent, child or spouse who has a medical condition that requires the care of the graduate; (ii) engaged in full-time active military duty; (iii) enrolled in an additional program of post-secondary education; (iv) deceased; (v) not eligible for placement in the United States because of visa restrictions; (vi) a completer/graduate of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program; or (vii) spouse or dependent of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders.

 
 

Briarcliffe College Bethpage - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2011 and 10/15/2011 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 43%

All Briarcliffe College campus locations are included in this Graduation Rate.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

The program in Legal Studies leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is designed to be comprehensive and interdisciplinary in nature, providing students with a combination of legal principles and practical skills, focusing on the theory and operation of law and legal institutions. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.


Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at
www.Briarcliffe.edu/disclosures. Briarcliffe College cannot guarantee employment or salary.