Frequently Asked Questions: Legal Studies

What will I learn in the Legal Studies degree program at Berkeley College?

Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs in Legal Studies are designed to prepare students who are interested in careers in legal support services with government, nonprofit organizations, regulatory/compliance offices, or other law-related careers, as well as those students considering law school and other advanced studies in law.

Students in the Legal Studies degree program at Berkeley College:

  • Perform law-related work in a wide range of disciplines
  • Engage in coursework focused on legal theory and practical application with attorneys in both private and public practice
  • Are taught by exceptional faculty, including experienced corporate, litigation, and government attorneys, who bring firsthand knowledge to the classroom
  • Receive instruction in current technology used in law-related applications, and electronic legal research databases
  • Study coursework focused on developing skills in critical reasoning and analysis, communication, research, writing, and more.

The program offers students a seamless transition between an Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree.

What are the Admissions requirements for Berkeley College?

The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent is a basic requirement for admission to degree and certificate programs. In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Studies have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. 

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email

What is the application deadline to apply?

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further questions about the enrollment process, call Admissions to schedule an appointment with an associate.

Can I study for Legal Studies at any campus?

No. The Legal Studies degree program is only offered at the campuses in New York City, Newark, Woodbridge, Woodland Park, and through Berkeley College Online®.

What type of networking and career placement opportunities are available for students?

Students benefit from valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments.

What kind of job can I get with a Legal Studies degree?

Businesses and organizations of all kinds face legal issues in their day-to-day operations. In addition to the law firms and attorneys, they depend on, opportunities for legal professionals exist in many other areas of business.

Graduates of the Legal Studies program can apply for such positions as:

  • Legal assistants
  • Legal analysts
  • Researchers
  • Paralegals
  • Administrative personnel
  • Court assistants

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