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 8
Final (Summer Session II) - July 13
Priority - February 1
Final - August 1
Priority - September 1
Final - December 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - January 21
Summer 2020Priority – May 25
Final (Summer Session I) – June 8
Final (Summer Session II) – July 13
Fall 2020Priority - August 1
Final - August 21
Spring 2021Priority - January 4
Final - January 19
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.