Top Legal Studies, General Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A general program that focuses on law and legal issues from the perspective of the social sciences and humanities.

While Legal Studies, General has degrees up to the Masters degree, the majority of students study towards a Bachelors degree. Students major in Legal Studies, General all over the country, though the major at the Bachelors degree level sees the most graduates in New York. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Legal Studies, General is $37,700.

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2,480
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747
Total Females
1,733

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See where Legal Studies, General is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Legal Studies, General

St. John's University-New York is a top choice for students who want to study Legal Studies, General. Students can study up to a Masters degree at the school. St. John's University-New York grants around 122 Bachelors degrees to students majoring in Legal Studies, General each year. However, the University of California-Berkeley and United States Military Academy are also options to consider. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Legal Studies, General Majors

Some top jobs related to Legal Studies, General, include Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants and Lawyers, both of which have many employment opportunities. Yet there are jobs that pay more, such as Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates. the most in-demand position for Legal Studies, General majors is Paralegals and Legal Assistants.

Top Paying Careers for Legal Studies, General

  1. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates   (Median Wage: $148,030)
  2. Lawyers   (Median Wage: $127,990)
  3. Law Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $123,470)
  4. Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers   (Median Wage: $102,550)
  5. Legal Support Workers, All Other   (Median Wage: $59,790)
  6. Paralegals and Legal Assistants   (Median Wage: $56,230)
  7. Judicial Law Clerks   (Median Wage: $50,750)
  8. Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators   (Median Wage: $49,410)
  9. Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants   (Median Wage: $47,710)
  10. Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers   (Median Wage: $47,310)
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