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Legal Studies Major Salary and Career Opportunities

Legal studies are the base of the rules and regulations in business. An undergraduate degree in legal studies can provide a foundational set of skills that can be applied in a variety of career types and industries. By exploring business through the lens of law, graduates with this degree can go on to become business leaders and influence critical industry decisions.

What Type of Skills Will You Gain From a Legal Studies Degree?

A legal studies degree focuses on more than just learning policy and legal regulations. By ensuring students have a solid understanding of a variety of core business disciplines, the Drexel LeBow legal studies curriculum prepares graduates to be dynamic professionals throughout their careers.

An example of the skills and topics highlighted by this degree:

  • Law of business organizations
  • Government regulation and business
  • International business law
  • Entrepreneurial law
  • Legal issues in corporate governance

What Can You Do with a Degree in Legal Studies?

Legal studies degree job opportunities are varied and reach several industries. From roles in federal and state government to private corporations and law practice, this degree prepares students to make critical business decisions based on legal analysis.

Career Growth Opportunities for Legal Studies Majors

While the natural assumption is that students in a legal studies program plan to go on to law school after graduation, and many do, a background in the law and legal systems benefits graduates interested in all areas of business.

Legal studies graduates go on to careers in real estate, law enforcement, hospital administration, business consulting, government affairs and financial management.

Common Job Titles for Undergraduate Legal Studies Majors

  • Compliance Officer
  • Human Resource Representative
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Real Estate Agent

Innovative Industries in Legal Studies

  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Law Enforcement
  • Non-profit
  • Real Estate

Top Job Landings for Recent Drexel Legal Studies Graduates

  • Comcast Corporation
  • FS Investments
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Morgan & Morgan

What is the Average Salary for a Legal Studies Major?

Drexel 2021-2022 legal studies graduates earned an average starting salary of $57,350 following graduation.

Professional Organizations for Legal Studies Graduates

Professional organizations allow you to expand your local and national network while also broadening your skill set through professional development opportunities.

Continuing Education Opportunities for Legal Studies Majors

Many students also choose to continue their studies in graduate schools, pursuing such degrees as:

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Brandon Jacob

Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services

(215) 895-1256

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