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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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.


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