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.


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 Opportunites

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.