Kent State University
Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies
Approved by the American Bar Association, Kent State University’s Kent Campus offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies. Students also have the option to minor in Paralegal Studies in conjunction with a four-year baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science). Paralegal Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program combines a liberal arts/general education background with law related specialty courses to provide the graduate with communication skills,
knowledge of the legal system, and practical hands-on-experience.
Students who are admitted to Kent State University or have completed the Associate of Arts degree at Lorain County Community College may enroll in the Bachelor of Paralegal Studies Program.
Post-baccalaureate students are admitted automatically if they hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Application information can be found at: http://www.kent.edu/admissions/apply/undergraduate/index.cfm
Registration, Scheduling, and Program Information
For registration, scheduling, and program information, contact: Dr. Jarrod Tudor, Director of Paralegal Studies at Kent State University, email@example.com or by phone at (330) 931-5015.
Tuition and Fee Schedule
All fees are subject to change; please contact Kent State's Partnership office, toll-free at 1- 800-995-LCCC (extension 4860) or direct-dial at 440-366-4860 for current tuition and fees. Fees and charges are due upon registration or upon a specified payment deadline. For more information contact the Kent State University's Bursar's office at 330-672-2626 or via the web at http://www.kent.edu/bursar.
Bachelor of Business Administration
Kent State’s Bachelor Business Administration (BBA) degree provides students with credentials that are important to getting that first job in business as an entry-level manager or manager trainee. Organizations of all sizes and types depend on and need managers, including small corner stores, large department stores, accounting firms, retirement homes, manufacturing firms, specialty businesses, and larger international businesses. During a career in management, responsibilities can grow from those required of an entry-level manager to department manager to division manager and even to CEO. How far someone advances in management usually depends on training, and this program provides perfect training for aspiring business managers as well as human relations skills and effort. Working with people is a primary focus of management professionals; therefore, excellent communication skills are essential to succeed.
The program is designed so that approximately three years of this partnership is LCCC coursework and the final 33 semester hours is Kent State coursework, which is recommended to be taken over 3 semesters. Kent State courses are taught by Kent State faculty in a combination of web based, in person, and distance learning formats. Students can complete the BBA degree with a business management major in its entirety on LCCC's campus.
Parallel LCCC Programs
- Associate of Applied Business in Business Administration
- Associate of Arts
Application to the Bachelor of Business Administration program can be initiated when students have a minimum of 60 semester hours, a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average from all colleges and universities attended, and satisfaction of the required prerequisites. Students are highly recommended to have college algebra (MTHM 171) completed before applying to KSU.
Application to the program should be initiated one semester in advance of the completion of the parallel LCCC associate's degree program. Students who have earned an associate's degree or who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average from all colleges and universities attended, and satisfaction of the required prerequisites are eligible for admission. To apply, a student needs to submit a completed KSU/University Partnership application (available HERE or in the University Center room 104); a $40 non-refundable application fee; and official transcripts from each institution attended beyond high school. Please do not apply online through the admissions website if you intend to be a partnership student and finish at LCCC. Before applying, students are encouraged to contact Jennifer Borman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition and Financial Aid
All fees are subject to change, please contact the Bursar's Office at (330) 672-262 or visit: http://www.kent.edu/bursar/index.cfm. Courses and tuition are based upon the campus from which the professor originates.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Students taking courses through both KSU and LCCC will need to complete this form http://www.sfa.kent.edu/DownloadForms/AdHoc1314.PDF along with transient forms. Contact the KSU Financial Aid office with questions at (330) 672 2972 or at http://www.kent.edu/financialaid/office/index.cfm
Current students can schedule a phone appointment to speak with a KSU advisor by using the online scheduling system at: https://www.ehhs.kent.edu/secure/ksuAdvSys/index.php?gid=5
Students interested in this program can schedule an appointment with Jennifer Borman by contacting the University Partnership office at (440) 366-4949.
Registration in Kent State courses is limited to only those accepted into the program. Students will need to login to their Flashline student account to register. Fall semester registration starts in April, Spring semester registration starts in October, and Summer semester registration starts in February. Some classes may only be offered at the LCCC location once per year. Please plan accordingly and work closely with a KSU advisor on your educational plans.
International Business Minor Option
Global business is fast becoming an important part of the U.S. economy. The world that college graduates are facing will essentially be a triad of powers (the United States and, perhaps, Canada and Latin America; Europe; and Japan and its Asian neighbors) and a borderless world. This suggests a need to be trained for employment that will have international implications. Whether students take a major in business, fashion design and merchandising, the hard sciences, English or education, some training in global outreach, cultural diversity and “business cultures” will be necessary. The International Business minor introduces students to cultural issues of a broad, global nature. Students are encouraged to participate in study-abroad programs to complement their studies.