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Legal Studies

 

Courses within our Legal Studies Academy at MassBay are designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution in criminal justice or related field or for immediate careers in law enforcement or as a paralegal. Our graduates have become police officers in active duty with Boston Police Department or have earned bachelor's degrees in criminal justice from Suffolk University, Framingham State University, and other regional colleges, as well as pursued advanced degrees in law. 

Learn more about our Legal Studies degree and certificate programs:

Associate in Science Degree Programs

 

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

This program combines professional courses with a broad background in liberal arts. The curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career in various areas of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, corrections, private security. The liberal arts background is well suited to help you succeed at the baccalaureate level.

 
 

Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Studies

This program teaches students to prepare and draft legal documents, investigate and research legal issues, interview clients and witnesses, and render practical procedural assistance in law-related matters. This program combines a college curriculum of business, liberal arts, and legal courses, as well as hands-on experience in a law firm.

 
 

Certificate Programs

 

Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Studies

This program prepares students to work under the supervision of attorneys to prepare legal documents, investigate and research legal issues, interview clients and witnesses, and render practical procedural assistance in law related matters