The body of knowledge required to effectively perform legal support services can only come from a formal education in paralegal studies. As attorneys, corporations and government agencies work within an increasingly complex legal framework, the level of responsibility they expect paralegals to be able to take on has also increased. Law offices and other employers in Utah have come to rely on paralegals with the kind of expertise that can only come from earning a certificate or degree in paralegal studies.
You may be interested in beginning or advancing a career as a paralegal, completing an online program or a campus-based one, or pursuing part-time or full-time study. Thanks to the meteoric growth of the paralegal field in the U.S., everything from pre-degree undergraduate certificate programs to post-bac certificates to bachelor’s degrees in paralegal studies and beyond are readily available.
So, whether you’re an Orem legal secretary looking to make the transition to a paralegal position, a career changer with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in another field, or a recent high school graduate with aspirations of working in one of Salt Lake City’s massive law firms, there is a host of paralegal programs that are sure to meet your needs. However, this abundance of programs may also make choosing a quality program a tedious process.
We’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing a school by assembling a list of the best programs available in Utah, both on-campus, and online. We included only those programs that have earned regional or national accreditation, so you can be sure that whichever one you choose, it will be comprehensive and relevant.
All you have to do is request additional information for important details that may make narrowing down your options a little easier – everything from tuition costs to features that make these programs stand out from the competition.
We know that choosing a course of study to begin—or advance—a paralegal career is an important first step, and we’re confident our picks will make it easy to find a program that meets your personal and professional goals.
AAS/AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus
Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus
Salt Lake Community College
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – campus
Southern Utah University
AAS Paralegal Studies – online
Legal Studies Minor – online
Utah Valley University
Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Studies – campus
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Legal Studies – campus
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – campus
Certificate of Proficiency in Legal Studies (post-associate) – campus