The Bachelor of Science in legal studies at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to provide you with a background in contemporary American civil and criminal law, legal systems and institutions, and legal theory and practice. In this major, you'll be able to develop knowledge and skills for the legal workplace, including fact identification and analysis, legal research and writing, and field-related digital competence.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

This program has a related minor.

About the Legal Studies Bachelor's Degree

Legal Studies Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for law school or for a career researching and producing legal information and documents. This degree may meet the requirements to work in a professional support position in legal advocacy, legal research, legal writing, and legal case review/support.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have professional experience in a law firm or court.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Honor society
    Available To: Undergraduate

    Lambda Epsilon Chi is the national honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), which recognizes the scholarship and leadership of students in higher education. There are over 170 chapters throughout the United States and thousands of inductees who have been honored for their outstanding academic achievements.