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 - August 1
Priority - September 1
Final - December 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2018Priority – January 4
Final – January 16
Summer 2018Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
Final (Summer I) – June 5
Final (Summer II) – July 9
Fall 2018Priority – August 13
Final – August 27
Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in 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 1
*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact email@example.com for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.
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
Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester