Welcome to Dominican University Online
Dominican University's 100% online B.A. in Legal Studies (BLS) degree completion program offers students a solid foundation in legal theory and practice. You will learn a range of topics to prepare you to further your legal education or to pursue careers in a variety of fields. Our online program dissects different types of law, legal processes and systems and will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge and critical writing skills that will be necessary in the legal field.
As the law impacts virtually every sector, the legal studies degree has high value in the marketplace. Not only will you be equipped to move on to law school or another post-graduate professional program, but you can work across industries such as banking, law (paralegal), law enforcement, government, insurance, compliance, human resources, health care and other corporate or regulatory organizations.
Dominican University is ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top tier (#19) of all Midwestern Universities and is cited as a "Best Value". Dominican University is an organizational member of the Illinois Paralegal Association and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. We are proud to provide students with a reputable, quality education in an affordable package.
Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (ncahlc.org). Dominican is also approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Registration and Education, and the State Approving Agency for Veterans Affairs.
The BLS program is an extension of our main campus and shares the same mission, identity and vision:
Dominican University students to pursue
truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.
Dominican University is a distinctively relationship-centered educational community rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. It is known for its rigorous and engaging academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. Integral to Dominican’s success and distinction is the ongoing exploration, clear expression and shared experience of its Catholic Dominican identity.
Dominican University aspires to be a premier, Catholic, comprehensive, teaching university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.