College of Legal Studies
Earn the skills to make a difference.
Uphold the law and make a difference. National American University’s College of Legal Studies offers online undergraduate degrees in legal studies and criminal justice designed to help you start or advance your career across the legal spectrum – without attending law school. Whether you wish to serve in law enforcement, the courts or corrections, or support your organization in a legal or business setting, our programs and people will help set you up for success.
National American University has received specialized approval for its paralegal programs through the American Bar Association (ABA) located at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60654. The list of accredited business programs can be found on the ABA website.
Make a difference in your life and the lives of others.
You believe in justice for all- and you’re ready to make a difference. National American University’s flexible programs will prepare you to join forces with law enforcement, the courts, and correctional institutions to start or advance a successful career. You’ll learn from academics and active law enforcement officers and attorneys who provide real-world examples from the field including investigations, security, and working with the justice system.
Earn your ABA-approved Paralegal Studies degree.
Paralegals play a critical role in the U.S. legal system in law offices, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. If you aspire to a career in the legal field, NAU’s flexible online Associate and Bachelor’s Paralegal Studies programs can start you on your path. Our American Bar Association (ABA)-approved Paralegal Studies programs provide you with a solid foundation that can prepare you to succeed and give you a competitive edge with employers.
All classes are offered online, with three legal specialty courses (13.5 quarter credits) delivered synchronously through online video conferencing.
Learn the legal side of business.
Knowledge of the law is a valuable commodity in today’s complex business world. If your goal is a career in a business field where knowledge of the law is essential, the undergraduate Professional Legal Studies programs from National American University can help set you up for success. Our flexible online programs integrate the study of legal and business principles. If you wish to become an attorney, earning your bachelor’s degree in Professional Legal Studies provides the education needed to seek admission to law school.
The Professional Legal Studies programs are separate from NAU’s ABA-approved Paralegal Studies programs.