Kaplan University

We welcome you to online education. Kaplan University offers your college degree to you on your requirements. You are able to completely control your entire schedule to meet your scheduling needs. This way you are able to work school around your job and you won't have to struggle with travel expenses or the time it takes to get around campus. You can attend class at all hours of the day or night.

When you need it, we are committed to providing you the personal attention and academic support. We are dedicated to giving you the individualized attention and academic support you require. The flexibility and dynamic interaction of online education at Kaplan University also allows for innovative learning opportunities.

Here are some key features:

  • Online quizzes - Several classes provide a quiz at the close of each unit, and this gives you automatic feedback on what you've learned.
  • Discussion Boards - These allow for personal interaction between student and instructor for every unit. This will help you to increase your learning experience and get advice through discussions with instructors or fellow students.
  • Web Field Trips - Students are expected to research different Internet sites, where they will be expected to take note and outline in their learning journals for discussions at a later time.
  • Seminars - Seminars allow the students to take part in interacting with their classmates and their instructor. The purpose of these seminars is to develop momentous and enriching exchange within the online learning experience.

Learn From Experienced Instructors: You will learn from instructors who are practicing professionals with real-world experience. Our instructors are employed in the field that they teach, ensuring you will acquire the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. This is a changing landscape that is vital to the workplace.

Take Advantage of Our Library's Vast Resources: Kaplan University students can access the entire library services through its relationship with UAH Salmon Library at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama, The UAH Salmon Library is an outstanding, appointed university library. Inside there are 325,000 volumes and also collections of U.S. government documents, materials in microform and microfiche, and manuscript collections for the students to access. The library subscribes to more than 20,000 serials and periodicals.The catalog of the library is available online, and it is possible for the students to access with ease, a description of any item in the collection. These library books can actually be scanned and delivered online and so can the catalog. There are to 13,000 e-journals for you at the library as well.

Pathway to Paralegal Post baccalaureate Certificate:

You are ready to begin working as a paralegal if you have successfully earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and have gone on to earn our new certificate. You will obtain the fundamental education to become a certified legal assistant.

In your studies you will learn how to effectively communicate in a legal environment, conduct legal research and evaluate legal sources. Also, you can apply concepts that relate to legal arguments and analyze ethics in legal situations.

Who Will Best Benefit From The Program?

Students who already have earned a bachelor' s degree and who may have an interest in exploring a paralegal career should also consider enrolling in this program. Students can transfer the credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate to other Kaplan University degree programs.

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies:

If you are interested in advancing your career or entering the legal profession the Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies will provide you with the necessities in which you seek to fulfill the poison that you desire.

By enrolling in the program you will be able to communicate with the legal system and demonstrate your thoughts, make ethical decisions, and carryout legal research. You will understand civil litigation, contracts, legal research, and criminal law and you will be able to work in several different careers within the law.

Who should enroll in this program?

If you want a strong grounding that will prepare you for a bachelor' s degree or just want to learn more about the legal system, then this program is right for you. It may be possible to transfer actual work experience and use it as academic credit.

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies:

If you want to pursue or advance a career as a paralegal, the online Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies program will help you meet your career goals.

The intentions of this program are to offer you a firm foundation in law and allow you to earn paralegals skills in which you require. These skills can include litigation preparation, document supervision, and legal research. Graduates work in places such as a private law firm, corporate law department, or local, state, or federal agency may pursue career opportunities or job advancement. The course will provide you with research and analytical skills, as well as the technical competencies you will require in specialized areas of law.

Kaplan University makes nine emphasis areas available in the Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies program:

Emphasizes Alternative Dispute Resolution: You will be taught the best methods for resolving disputes, arbitration, and conflict negotiation. You will learn to successfully arbitrate legal proceedings in divorce, family and employment cases through studying the dynamics and methods relating to resolving such conflicts. Law firms and legal aid agencies specializing in family law, labor, and contract law mediation and arbitration are among the settings where you may be qualified to seek employment.

Office Management Emphasis: Here, you gain the know-how to successfully work in the law office by conducting effective law office workflow coordination, team building, and law office procedures and record keeping. Graduates whose coursework focuses on Office Management can move into paralegal management jobs.

Personal Injury Emphasis: Students gain skills to work in the fields of personal injury and tort law, including negligence discovery, preparing briefs, analyzing case law, and presenting damages. You will learn about medical report analysis, malpractice litigation, product liability, and insurance claims. You might be able to get a job with a personal injury and liability firms or an insurance company.

Social Security Law Emphasis: Represent clients who have dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA); you can work on your own or for a firm as a non-attorney client representative. Just like a lawyer, you will be able to lead clients through procedures, argue cases, and cross-examine witnesses. You might also start a career with the Social Security Administration.

Family Law Emphasis: Get ready to be a part of a law practice that has legal expertise in divorce, child support, adoptions and all family matters. Provide primary paralegal support for attorneys, including research, contacting courts and clients, and coordinating hearings.

Corporate Law Emphasis: Students are able to help corporate attorneys with numerous amounts of business services, such as business planning, fundamental business formation and structuring financial provisions, joint ventures, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, etc.

Real Estate Law Emphasis: Provide support to the attorneys that offer several services to organizations and people that are involved in the purchase, management leasing, and selling of real estate.

Employment Law Emphasis: Give aide to attorneys responsible for dealing with various conflicts including employer and employee issues, monetary dealings, unfair racial and gender bias, formal agreements, technological holdings, benefits disputes, labor and wage negotiations and more.

Legal Technology Emphasis: Accomplish working as a paralegal/legal assistant and obtain a firm foundation in technology and application skills. By working as a "manager of technology," it is possible for you to pioneer the paperless environment inside your own legal office. Carrying this out successfully is important.

Why is this program right for you?

Either to further your career or to begin it, you can begin entry-level employment in a paralegal field that requires a bachelor' s degree.

Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies:

If you already have a associate's or bachelor's degree, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies in just 12 months through our online program that gives you a head start. The bachelor's degree will provide you with additional qualifications to increase your employment opportunities and income potential. As stated by the American Census Bureau, any persons that hold a bachelor's degree make double the income as compared to high school diploma holders and they earn and more than 30% more than associate's degree holders throughout their careers.

Our groundbreaking program puts a focus on the goal career in a two-year degree program and is joined with the academic curriculum that is found in a four-year program. This provides flexibility of working and allowing the student to attend school at the same time. In this program students gain knowledge, communication skills, critical thinking, and technical competencies that is necessary to hold a position in the workplace of today.

Choose any of the following areas of study that meet your requirements: alternative dispute resolution, office management, personal injury, social security law, family law, corporate law, real estate law, legal technology, or employment law.

What Candidates Would Benefit From This Program?

This program is for anyone who already holds an AAS, AS, or AA degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college and wishes to either continue to earn a four-year degree or to begin a career in paralegal studies.


List of education programs offered by Kaplan University

  • A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies
  • Advanced Start B.S. in Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science: Paralegal Studies
  • Associate: Paralegal
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies/Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies/Corporate Law
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies/Employment Law
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies/Family Law
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies/Legal Technology
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies/Office Management
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies/Personal Injury
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies/Real Estate Law
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies/Social Security Law
  • Bachelor of Science: Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate: Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate
  • Postbaccalaureate Pathway to Paralegal Certificate

Kaplan University list of campuses

  • Kaplan University - Online School
  • Kaplan University - Cedar Falls - Cedar Falls, (Iowa)
  • Kaplan University - Davenport - Davenport, (Iowa)
  • Kaplan University - Des Moines - Des Moines, (Iowa)
  • Kaplan University - Lincoln - Lincoln, (Nebraska)
  • Kaplan University - Mason City - Mason City, (Iowa)
  • Kaplan University - Omaha - Omaha, (Nebraska)


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