Paralegals and English?

Another unexpected option for an English major is going into Paralegal studies. Yes, you can major in Paralegal studies, but you could also get a Bachelor’s degree in English and then a paralegal certificate, which can take as little as 7 months or if you take just one credit at a time, up to 17 months, according to  That is a great addition to a Bachelor’s degree in English, for such a little amount of time!

Paralegals work with lawyers in gathering, reading and writing about legal work. They often give attorneys essential documents for cases. Having a Bachelors in English will give you a head start in the ability to write professionally, intelligently, and comfortably. It involves a lot of reading and writing, so if that is what you are interested in, go for it!

Even more good news: Many paralegals enjoy it so much, they even go on to law school!



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