What will I learn?

Accelerate Your Career in Legal Support Services

Explore many different areas of the law and develop a foundation for a career as a paralegal professional or for the more advanced study of law through a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Courses focus on critical reasoning and analysis, communication, writing, and research as you obtain valuable skills in three essential areas: the legal principles that underpin substantive and procedural areas of law; legal research, writing and critical thinking skills; and the important role of trial by jury, the appellate process and dispute resolution.

Prepare for Law School or Paralegal Professional Advancement

Your degree at UHCL will prepare you to transition into the study of law at the graduate level. For a current paralegal, the completion of the Bachelor’s Degree will enhance your chances for professional advancement in those law firms that require their support staff to have a four-year college diploma. All professors in the Legal Studies Department are members of the State Bar of Texas. At UHCL, you can participate in the American Mock Trial Association’s national competition, help plan and implement the annual Constitutional Law Day Program, join the Legal Studies Association, or attend State Bar of Texas sponsored seminars for credit.

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$25,772.00 per year
USD $1,000 Tuition Rebate applicable for Certain Undergraduates. For more details, please check the University site
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University of Houston - Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevar,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77058, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$25,772.00 per year
USD $1,000 Tuition Rebate applicable for Certain Undergraduates. For more details, please check the University site
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University of Houston - Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevar,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77058, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants who have attended an institution located outside the United States must: Possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school/secondary diploma.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Your minimum scores must be: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam; 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 53 on the PTE exam; or, You can successfully complete level 112 in the ELS Intensive English Language program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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