Build In-Demand Capabilities and Propel Your Legal Career
With UMass Lowell's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: Paralegal Option program, you will build analytical skills, gain experience in legal research and writing, and develop critical insight into the legal processes and operations of the American legal system. Designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a rewarding career in the legal profession, this program provides a strong foundational knowledge of the origins and development of criminal law and the corrections system, practices and procedures involved in the litigation process, legal ethics, the analysis of criminal justice/criminology data, and contemporary decisions and statutes.
Through the program's challenging and relevant curriculum, you'll have the opportunity to learn about a number of different legal areas such as real estate law, litigation, business law, personal injury, international law, estate planning, criminal law, intellectual property, environmental law, bankruptcy, and immigration or family law.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH UMASS LOWELL'S BS TO MA PROGRAM
UMass Lowell's BS to MA Criminal Justice program makes graduate education more affordable and attainable for students interested in pursuing advanced studies. Students enrolled in the B.S. in Criminal Justice: Paralegal Option program have the opportunity to complete both their bachelor's and master's degrees at an accelerated pace. As part of the program, two graduate classes can be counted towards both the 120 credits required for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and the 33 credits required for the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. For more information, contact your Criminal Justice advisor.