Accelerate Your Career in Legal Support Services
Explore many different areas of the law and develop a foundation for a career as a paralegal professional or for the more advanced study of law through a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Courses focus on critical reasoning and analysis, communication, writing, and research as you obtain valuable skills in three essential areas: the legal principles that underpin substantive and procedural areas of law; legal research, writing and critical thinking skills; and the important role of trial by jury, the appellate process and dispute resolution.
Prepare for Law School or Paralegal Professional Advancement
Your degree at UHCL will prepare you to transition into the study of law at the graduate
level. For a current paralegal, the completion of the Bachelor’s Degree will enhance
your chances for professional advancement in those law firms that require their support
staff to have a four-year college diploma. All professors in the Legal Studies Department
are members of the State Bar of Texas. At UHCL, you can participate in the American
Mock Trial Association’s national competition, help plan and implement the annual
Constitutional Law Day Program, join the Legal Studies Association, or attend State
Bar of Texas sponsored seminars for credit.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - February 1
Final (Summer Session I) - June 10*
Final (Summer Session II) - July 15*
*Online application closes May 21. Freshman students applying after May 21 must submit all required documents along with paper application to the Office of Admissions.
Priority - February 1
Final - August 1
Priority - September 1
Final - December 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019Priority – May 21
Final (Summer Session I) – June 10
Final (Summer Session II) – July 15
Fall 2019Priority - August 12
Final - August 26
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - TBA
Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.