The Paralegal Studies program at Bucks County Community College was established to fill the ever increasing need for legal support people in the world of law. Courses are offered during the spring, fall and summer semesters.
The purpose of the Paralegal Studies program is to provide professional occupational instruction. This program will qualify students to serve as paralegals for employment by attorneys, law offices, governmental agencies, or other entities in capacities or functions that involve the performance of specifically delegated substantive legal work, under the ultimate direction and supervision of attorneys. The degree program is available to those who wish to pursue the associate degree. For those who have already earned thirty (30) college credits, eighteen (18) of which meet general education requirements, the certificate program is an available option.
The Paralegal Studies program at Bucks is approved by the American Bar Association ABA Reapproval and is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education. Bucks County Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College is also an approved institution of higher education in Pennsylvania by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Business Studies Department, of which the Paralegal Studies Area is a part, is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Business Studies Department
Office Location: Penn Hall 401
Office Phone Numbers:
Business Studies Deptartment Office: 215-968-8227
Department Chair: Thomas Zaher 215-968-8225
Administrative Asst: Mary Kuna 215-968-8227
ABA Paralegal Requirements
Paralegal students are required to take four face to face three credit courses.
Students must meet with an Advisor prior to registration for a review of his/her student plan. This plan shows all of the classes the student has taken and enables the advisor to insure the students take four, three credit classes in a traditional classroom format.
Four face to face 3 credit classes MUST be taken in order to graduate.