Paralegal Studies

Earn your paralegal degree at UAF and prepare for careers in the legal profession

Our paralegal studies degree provides hands-on, practical learning, including a 150-hour internship in which you’ll put your skills to work in a real-world setting. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce with little, if any, additional on-the-job training.

Our online paralegal degree program is approved by the American Bar Association, which requires that at least nine credits have synchronous class meetings. These courses use online video conferencing at times convenient to the class.

Who Is the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies Designed For?

The paralegal studies program trains students for employment, helping to deliver legal services under the supervision of a practicing lawyer. This program will prepare you to enter the legal profession as a qualified paralegal. Currently employed paralegals seeking to update their skills will also find this program valuable.

Why Earn Your Paralegal Degree at UAF?

  • Engage in a variety of hands-on, experiential learning activities that will prepare you to hit the ground running from day one on the job.
  • Earn your paralegal associate degree in a program that’s approved by the American Bar Association, guaranteeing that you’ll gain the skills and training employers are looking for.
  • Learn from highly qualified instructors who are lawyers, judges and working paralegals.
  • Benefit from individual academic and personal support from faculty and advisors who are here to help you succeed.

Degree Type

  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S)
  • Offered as major and minor


  • In-person
  • Hybrid
  • Online

Accredited by

  • Approved by the American Bar Association

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Earn Your Paralegal Studies Degree Online

Thanks to the paralegal studies program, I have obtained the legal knowledge, analytical skills and writing skills to work in the legal field and to contribute to my community.

Andrea Fields

Legal Assistant in Fairbanks

Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.