With South College’s Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program, available in Asheville and Knoxville, you can learn how to jumpstart or advance your career in legal studies. Earn your Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s career today!
42 months for full-time students
Available for qualified applicants
Earn your Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies in Asheville or Knoxville!
American Bar Association (ABA) Approved Legal Studies Program
Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, South College Promise, and others—is available. To learn more about the financial aid options for pursuit of our legal studies programs, contact a member of our admissions team today.
Legal assistants and paralegals serve a critical role in the legal profession. From drafting documents and supporting lawyers to conducting research and maintaining law offices, the work is fast-paced, rigorous, and rewarding. Our legal studies program can prepare you for a number of diverse and fascinating jobs in the legal field, including becoming a paralegal, legal assistant, legal secretary, law clerk, court clerk, legal analyst, and real estate closing agent.
If you’re searching for paralegal programs near you in Asheville or Knoxville, look no further than the Bachelor of Science degree program in Legal Studies at South College. This ABA-approved legal studies program can prepare you to launch or advance a career in the legal offices of private law firms, banks, insurance companies, title and mortgage companies, governmental and law enforcement agencies, and other corporations.
With guest speakers, field trips, and 120 hours of hands-on training, this program immerses you in a fast-paced and challenging environment—much like the career itself. The courses emphasize the development of analytical skills and are taught by experienced faculty members who offer keen insight into the legal field. You’ll also hone your research and writing abilities to ensure that you’re ready to become a contributing member of the legal team.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. South College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs offered at the South College Knoxville main campus and the Asheville campus are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The program offered at the Asheville campus is a North Carolina Bar Qualified Paralegal Studies program. Graduates who successfully complete the optional state examination may apply to become North Carolina Bar Certified Paralegals (North Carolina State Bar, 208 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601; (919) 828-4620; www.nccertifiedparalegal.org.