Professional Legal Studies Online Bachelor’s Degree



The online Bachelor’s degree in Professional Legal Studies program at National American University prepares you for a career in a business environment where knowledge of the law is essential and will help you develop critical thinking skills, and clear, effective, and logical communication skills for today’s business world. The program focuses on legal principles applicable to business, with elective courses in entrepreneurship, management, human resources management, and supply chain management.

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Online Professional Legal Studies Program Overview

National American University’s online Professional Legal Studies Bachelor of Science degree program will help you to develop an in-depth understanding of legal principles and practical skills to prepare you for career advancement or to pursue a graduate degree. Credits earned in NAU’s separate Professional Legal Associate of Applied Science degree program may be applied toward your Bachelor’s degree.
As a graduate of the program, you will:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of substantive and procedural law
  • Analyze issues using legal research methodology
  • Communicate effectively through speaking and writing
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills
  • Apply legal theories to relevant facts

Online Professional Studies Bachelor’s Degree Classes and Curriculum

The Professional Legal Studies Bachelor of Science program consists of major core, open electives, and general education courses that total 180 quarter credits.

 Major Core

69 credits

Open Electives

45 credits

General Education Core

66 credits

Online Professional Legal Studies Program Options

The online Professional Legal Studies Bachelor of Science program offers open elective courses that provide options so you can choose your interests and career path.

  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Management
  • Supply Chain Management


Online Professional Legal Studies Degree Tuition and Fees

Learn more about our undergraduate tuition schedule.

Online Professional Legal Studies Degree Career Opportunities

The Professional Legal Studies Bachelor’s degree program prepares you for employment in a variety of business professional roles in fields such as human resource management, management or supply chain management, and entrepreneurship. Graduates can also chart careers in other professions that require a specialized understanding of the law or require excellent analytical and communication skills.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Professional Legal Studies Degree?

  • Career professionals seeking to change or advance their career in a business or legal environment, without attending law school. You will develop the skills required to work with other professionals to resolve varying levels of business and legal issues.
  • Students who desire to subsequently pursue a graduate degree or wish to seek admission to law school.

Course Listing (180 Credits)

PL1100     Introduction to Legal Principles

PL1150     Legal Research I

PL2050     Torts

PL2150     Civil Procedure

PL3400     Evidence/Exclusionary Rule  or
CJ3400     Constitutional Law

PL3500     Introduction to Contracts

PL4250     Administrative Law

PL4350     Adversary System

LA3100     Business Law I

LA4900     Professional Legal Studies Capstone

PL     Electives

PL3000+     Elective


EN1150     Composition I


SC Science Electives


Humanities Electives

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Electives


EN1300     Composition II

EN2100     Speech OR
EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication

EN3050     Technical Communications


MA2000     Quantitative Reasoning

General Education

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!OR
CS1203     Bridge to Success:  Creating Your Future at NAU!

CS1301     Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

CS2086     Career Path Planning

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.