Bachelor of Legal Studies (BA)

Bachelor of Legal Studies (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies

The Bachelor of American History (BA) program objective is to provide students with a rich and complex understanding of U.S. history, society and cultures of the past and present; focusing on literature, social science or history. The degree prepares students for opportunities in business, politics, law, education, government, journalism and other related careers. The Bachelor of American History (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience (CSUNY) staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of American History (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor.

It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of (CSUNY)’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as (CSUNY) programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at (CSUNY)? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Legal Studies:

Legal Technology
Real Estate Litigation
Certified Legal Assistant Review
Globalization and the Rule of Law
Constitutional Criminal Law
Courtroom Techniques
Ethics for Legal Assistants
Law Office Management
Family Law Issues
Research & Document Drafting
Florida Trusts, Estates & Probate
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Negligence & Tort Litigation
Business Organizations
Travel Law
Condominium & Association Law
Land Use and Ownership
Probate Litigation


Orientation Courses:

What we do

Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Legal Studies:

What we do

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of International Relations graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide

Career Center: Legal Studies Graduates

Job Description for Bachelors in Legal Studies
The legal assistant profession ranks as one of the fastest growing job categories, both nationally and regionally. Considered a member of the legal team, a paralegal is capable of doing substantive independent legal work under the general supervision of a lawyer. In addition, paralegals are increasingly entering other law-related fields. Paralegals may also participate in pro bono activities. The American Bar Association has recognized the establishment of the position of “Legal Assistant” as an important component in helping the profession address the unmet legal needs of the public more efficiently. In conjunction with an attorney, the paralegal performs functions that may include:


Skills for Success

What we do

Interest in the law –
Good knowledge of English –
Accuracy and precision –
Able to think logically and clearly. –

Employment Opportunities for Legal Studies

Law Clerks
Ttitle Examiners
Claims Adjusters

Resources and Tools

Standing Committee on Paralegals, American Bar Association
National Association of Legal Assistants
National Federation of Paralegal Associations