Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
Program Delivery: On Campus and Online
This program is offered on campus and online.

Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 22.0000O*NET OnlineBureau of Labor Statistics

A legal studies program is excellent preparation for law school and career management opportunities in a variety of business and legal settings. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to assist attorneys and other legal professionals with legal research, evidence collection, communications, document and litigation preparation, and the general duties of the daily practice of law.

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program at Hodges University also features a unique introduction to the rapidly evolving subjects of eDiscovery and eLitigation. The management of email, privacy issues and electronically stored information are at the cutting edge of current legal practice. The program will prepare you to fill the urgent need for legal professionals with expertise in this area by learning practical techniques for managing information security on behalf of clients and law offices.

Is a Career in Legal Studies Right for Me?

Understanding the law and how the legal system works is important for businesses. Many professionals, both in law and other industries need to understand the legalities inherent in successful business practices. The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program at Hodges University not only provides an understanding of how our legal system works and the law, but also provides general business, management, and liberal arts skills that employers look for.

This degree is a launching point for students seeking to begin a law-related career, advance in their current career, attend law school or pursue further graduate studies. A Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies can give you the competitive edge you need to stand out in today's job market.

Continue Your Education

Why stop with a bachelor's degree? At Hodges University, you can obtain your Master of Science in Legal Studies, further enhancing your expertise and career options.

What is the Legal Studies Career Outlook?

Employment of legal occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.


What Can I Do with This Degree?


  • Attorney
  • Legal Consultant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Liaison
  • Litigation Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Court Administration
  • Court Clerk


  • FBI Agent
  • Government Relations Director
  • Politician
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Service Administrator
  • Social Worker
  • Historian
  • Contract Administrator


  • Policy Developer
  • Superintendent
  • Investigator
  • Labor Relations

What Will I Learn?

Students in the legal studies bachelor's program develop critical reasoning, writing, communication and research skills while learning legal theory, fundamentals of law, litigation and more to prepare them for successful careers and/or to continue to graduate or law school.

Find more detailed information in the University Catalog

How is Hodges University’s Legal Studies Program Different?

More Choices

The Bachelor of Science in legal studies program is designed to be delivered online or in a traditional classroom format. Students may take classes online, on campus, or a combination of the two making it possible to attend classes while working full time.

Our Professors

Every instructor of law at Hodges University holds a Juris Doctor degree. All other instructors hold at least a master’s degree and experience in their respective field, ensuring that each student receives the best education and preparation in his/her career field.

Small Class Size

Our small class sizes allow for enhanced individual attention. With an average class size of 14 students, you will always receive the assistance and attention you need.

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You may also contact us to speak to an admissions coordinator who will guide you through the application and admissions process. To speak to an admissions coordinator call us at 1-800-466-8017 (Naples) or 1-800-466-0019 (Fort Myers), use our contact form, email or schedule a one-on-one visit to tour one of our campuses.

Your admissions coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the application in its entirety.
  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

Your Faculty Members

Jaclyn Balan
Adjunct Faculty
Carlos Baradat
Adjunct Professor
Lisa Cook
Adjunct Faculty
Scot Goldberg
Adjunct Faculty
Charlene Wendel
Program Chair, Legal Studies
Andrew Weyl
Spotlight on Success
Majani Lullein , ESL & Legal Studies 2005 & 2007
Hodges is perfect for people like me – a working adult with business and family responsibilities.

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