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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

Start or Advance Your Legal Career with a B.S. in Legal Studies Degree

Flexible and affordable, WilmU’s Legal Studies bachelor’s degree program gives students options to pursue a variety of career paths. Already have a degree or prior legal work experience? Consider the legal studies certificate or completion degree.


Accredited and ABA-Approved Legal Studies Bachelor’s Degree

Ensure the highest standards for your legal studies. This accredited bachelor’s program in legal studies is ABA-approved, in full compliance with ABA guidelines, offering students the best credentials possible.

A Legal Studies Degree Opens Doors to an Array of Career Opportunities

Gain the skills and legal foundations needed to continue on to law school or enter a growing career field as a paralegal, court clerk, claims analyst, or other law-related position in a law firm, corporation, or government agency. In the Legal Studies degree program, you’ll build your work experience through internships with respected local firms and organizations.

Guaranteed Admission to Delaware Law School

Graduates of the WilmU B.S. in Legal Studies degree program who meet specified academic criteria are guaranteed admission to the Delaware Law School Juris Doctor degree program.


Finish your legal studies degree faster by transferring an associate degree or other credit.
40 courses 120 total credits

$1,116 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit course taken at our
New Castle campus or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your degree in legal studies.

Career and industry outlook for
B.S. in Legal Studies graduates.

The WilmU Legal Studies bachelor’s degree prepares you for a successful career or prepares you for law school.

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC, 2018

3.2% Job Growth

More than 34,000 Annual Openings

$34.53 Median Hourly Earnings


It's always been my desire to be involved in the legal field, to give back and to help people. Wilmington University's Legal Studies program was the entry into my dream, and it's given me the knowledge and the skills to help my clients find success in their futures. — Felicia Dorman
BS in Legal Studies, Felicia Dorman testimonial Wilmington University

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