This program is designed to develop professional, entry-level competencies in each of these areas. Paralegals perform specifically delegated, substantive legal work for which a licensed attorney is responsible. Paralegals must possess a basic knowledge of substantive and procedural law and develop effective skills in interpersonal communication, organization, office management, interviewing and investigating, technology and legal research, analysis, and writing.


NOTE: The Landwork concentration is not taking any new cohorts.


Susan Coffindaffer
Associate Professor / Program Coordinator

There are two concentrations for this program: Paralegal Studies and Paralegal Studies: Landwork.

This program is offered completely online.

Both concentrations qualify students for entry level positions in a variety of fields.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Paralegal Studies, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of fields, including:

  • Paralegal
  • Lease Analyst
  • Landman

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.


Pierpont is an open enrollment institution. Only a standard Pierpont application is needed for this program.