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Online Bachelor's Degree

Legal Studies

Legal Studies
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit
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Gain the knowledge, skills, and principles to research and produce legal information and documents.

The online bachelor’s degree 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.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • LGST 101
  • LGST 200
  • LGST 201
  • LGST 204
  • (3 Credits, LGST 301)
  • LGST 312
  • LGST 315
  • LGST 320
  • LGST 325
  • LGST 340
  • (3 Credits, LGST 495)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111P) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 CMIS 111 General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 LGST 101 Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, MATH 105) General Education: Math
9 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
10 LGST 200 Major
11 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 LGST 201 Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 LGST 204 Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, LGST 301) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 LGST 312 Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 394) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 LGST 315 Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 LGST 320 Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 LGST 325 Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 LGST 340 Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, LGST 495) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

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

Legal Jobs
There are more than 120,000 people employed in law and legal studies in the United States as of 2020.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | "Law and Legal Studies" | 2020

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Additional Program Information

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