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An Online Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Paralegal Studies

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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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 19 students.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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