Why a Paralegal Studies Major?

The Paralegal Profession holds jobs for the future.

In 2020, the United States Department of Labor has reported its current Occupational Outlook Handbook, that: " Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Formally trained paralegals with strong computer and database management skills should have the best job prospects." 

Program Information

News & Announcements

  • For Fall 2020 advising information, please contact Elizabeth Donovan at [email protected].
  • If you are an "intent" major, you will want to complete this form after taking your key paralegal courses. Go to the application for the paralegal major.
  • The Paralegal Studies Program has a "testing out" program for selective classes. This testing out is based on EMU approved procedures, and is used most often for such classes such as BMMT 201 and LEGL 304. The Program Coordinator and School Director must approved all "testing out" applications. For more information, download the Undergraduate Credit by Exam Form [PDF].

    Most courses were changed to either be hybrid (a mix of online and face to face meetings) or 100% online! This change was made to accommodate student schedules. However, per the American Bar Association Guidelines (G-501.A.7)," students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction."