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Legal Studies B.S.

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.

Student mock trial
Legal Studies majors may participate in an annual Mock Trial, with contributions from area Judges, Attorneys, and Law Enforcement. Read more about the Mock Trial.

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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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Legal Studies, B.S.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2023
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 9
    Returning UHCL Students - January 11
  • Summer 2023
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 24
    Final (Summer Session II) - June 30
  • Fall 2023
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 14
    Returning UHCL Students - August 16

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

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Hybrid

Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.


Legal Studies B.S. Faculty

Jonathan Everhart

Jonathan Everhart

Associate Professor, Legal Studies,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3238
Email: everhart@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321

Jonathan Everhart Faculty Bio

Vanessa Johnson
Vanessa Johnson

Vanessa Johnson

Associate Professor of Legal Studies ,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3161
Email: Johnsonv@uhcl.edu
Office: ST2224

Vanessa Johnson Faculty Bio