College of Arts and Sciences
School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities

About This Program

The Paralegal Studies undergraduate certificate is applicable to those students who wish to continue their education and enhance and update their skills to pursue a career in the legal field.

The program prepares students for the Certified Paralegal exam from the National Association of Legal Assistants. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Legal support workers, all other

  • -1.2% decline
  • 50,400 number of jobs
  • $59,540 potential earnings

Paralegals and legal assistants

  • 10.5% much faster than the average
  • 337,800 number of jobs
  • $52,920 potential earnings

Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

  • -2.6% decline
  • 63,600 number of jobs
  • $48,820 potential earnings


The Paralegal Studies certificate is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.