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Paralegal BA Degree

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Paralegal Studies Program offers the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at Roosevelt University's Gage Building, located at 18 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago in two different formats: a full-time day schedule and a part-time evening schedule. Additional scheduling options are available and can be developed on a case-by-case basis to meet the needs of individual students. Eight, three-semester hour courses are required to earn the certificate. Details on the curriculum, including course descriptions can be found in the Roosevelt University Graduate Catalog. Search for Paralegal Studies under Degree Programs or Programs of Study. The Post-Baccalaureate Program is a non-credit certificate program. Students must have completed their bachelor’s degree before starting classes in order to be eligible for this program. Apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Program.

The Full-Time Day Schedule

The Full-Time Day Schedule is an intensive format held during the day consisting of 24 semester hours of course work. Students complete their certificate requirements in an 18-week session which lasts approximately 4 and 1/2 months. Students may begin the fall semester Full-Time Day Schedule in August and the spring semester Full-Time Day Schedule in January. Full-Time Day Schedule.

The Part-Time Evening Schedule

The Part-Time Evening Schedule is designed for students to complete the program in a little over one year, taking one class at a time in seven, 8-week sessions and one, 6-week session. Students may begin the fall semester Part-Time Evening Schedule in August and the spring semester Part-Time Evening Schedule in either January or March. Please indicate your preferred start date on your application form. Part-Time Evening Schedule.

Tuition and Fees

Click here for the tuition and fee structure for our Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs.

Online Courses

The American Bar Association does not approve fully online programs. Accordingly, this program may not be completed entirely in an online format. However, certain courses in the program are offered online as indicated in the course schedules. In order to maintain consistency with ABA requirements, students are required to take at least ten semester credits or the equivalent, of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction. 

Transfer of Paralegal Courses

The program may accept up to 12 semester hours of paralegal courses toward the Paralegal Studies Program course requirements from other ABA-approved paralegal programs. The courses need to have been taken no longer than six years prior to the date on which the students enroll in our paralegal program.

Non-Certificate/Non-Degree Seeking Students

Admission for Non-Certificate or Non-Degree Seeking Students: Graduates of the Paralegal Studies Program are invited to take additional classes in the program. Graduates wishing to do so should contact the Paralegal Studies Program office for registration information. All other individuals wishing to take classes in the program must apply to the program and pursue one of the available program options.