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Our affordable online Paralegal Studies Associate Degree

There is nothing routine about a paralegal career. On any given day, you could be conducting legal research, drafting pleadings and motions, drawing up contracts, attending depositions, or preparing for hearings—and the list goes on!

With our affordable online paralegal Associate Degree, you can gain those job-ready skills in a way that fits your busy life. Studying online, you will explore a curriculum designed by legal experts to help prepare you for your paralegal career. This is your opportunity to hone your expertise, stand out from the competition, and set the stage for an exciting future.

Paralegal Studies Associate Degree Online Curriculum

Through our four-semester, online Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, you can take the first steps toward preparing for an entry-level paralegal job on your schedule. You’ll build the job-relevant skills that can help you be successful, from legal research to best practices for drawing up contracts. Your online paralegal classes include:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Law Office Management

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  • Our affordable tuition payment plan options.
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What you get

  • Textbooks and/or eBooks
  • Academic support via email, web portal, or phone
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

Paralegals perform tasks traditionally carried out by attorneys, which gives law firms the opportunity to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Corporate legal departments are also reducing costs by investing in their internal teams rather than retaining outside counsel. Given the important role they play, it’s no surprise that paralegals earn a healthy median average salary of $59,200 a year according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


Enroll in one semester at a time and complete each of four semesters in as little as six months.


Prepare for on-the-job responsibilities with classes in Legal Research, Tort Law, and Law Office Management.


You may qualify to take your final semester at no cost, saving $ and making our program among the most affordable.

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Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Attorneys, corporate law departments, and organizations in many industries appreciate the professional knowledge of people who have earned a paralegal Associate Degree online. When you complete your paralegal degree program online, you will have comprehensive knowledge and skills that are highly valued in law practices everywhere, making this a worthwhile endeavor.

As soon as you enroll, you gain an Ashworth College Central Network. It's an online toolkit that offers step-by-step guidance for building your resume, drafting cover letters, writing thank yous, and more. Your lessons may refer you to the Ashworth College Central Network as you prepare to graduate and take new steps in your career. After you earn your degree, you'll retain your account so you can sharpen your Ashworth College Central Network anytime you need to.

We allow you up to four (4) years from the date of your enrollment to complete your studies and earn your paralegal Associate Degree online. A self-paced, flexible learning schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Our online paralegal Associate Degree is one of many legal studies majors available at Ashworth College. They’re all flexible, affordable, and designed to help you succeed at any stage of your legal career.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Ashworth College has determined that the curriculum does not meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following state: California

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