English with a Concentration in Paralegal Studies

Bachelor Arts

English and law makes for a powerful combination. The Kutztown University English Program offers students a chance to simultaneously obtain a B.A. degree in English and to complete an American Bar Association approved Paralegal Studies Program.

Students in the English with Paralegal Studies program will gain an understanding of what paralegals can accomplish, as well as the limitations imposed by the unauthorized practice of law statute. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to public except as permitted by law.

Students who complete this program are prepared for a career in a legal setting with the strong foundation in the writing, close reading, and research skills of the English major. Students will gain an understanding of what paralegals can accomplish, as well as the limitations imposed by the unauthorized practice of law statute. Internships provide students with practical experience in the paralegal field.

The paralegal concentration is a stepping stone to a variety of career opportunities, including legal secretary, real estate, law researcher, trust coordinator, title researcher, settlement clerk, litigation specialist, contract coordinator, or law librarian. Additionally, the English B.A. with a Paralegal Concentration provides an excellent foundation for law school.

The Paralegal Concentration is comprised of seven Paralegal Courses offered through our alliance Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC).  Students take general education credits, the English core, the English electives, and 7 paralegal classes (6 requirements and 1 elective) that are all available at Kutztown.