Mid-Atlantic Christian University and Regent University Law School Create a Pathway for Students to Earn Juris Doctor Degree in Six Years
ELIZABETH CITY, NC (November 17, 2021) – Officials from Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) and Regent University (RU) signed a memorandum of understanding that creates a cooperative arrangement whereby students may earn in six years of study both a bachelor’s degree from MACU and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from RU’s School of Law.
In this program, students who enroll at MACU may choose one of three majors (Biblical Studies, Business Administration, or Counseling and Psychology). Upon successfully completing 90 credit hours toward the baccalaureate degree, students will be eligible to be considered for admission to Regent’s J.D. program. If admitted to the program, students will complete the first year of law studies at RU and transfer those credits back to MACU, thus finishing and earning a baccalaureate degree. After two additional years of successful course work at RU, students will earn a J.D. degree. This partnership saves a student one year of schooling. Instead of 7 years for a combined baccalaureate and J.D. degree, this agreement allows a student to earn both in 6 years.
Kevin Larsen, vice president for academic affairs at MACU, says, “This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to practice law. Not only do they get a solid educational foundation from MACU but they get a law education from one of the leading law schools in the United States that appreciates and advocates a biblical worldview.”
Mark Martin, dean of the School of Law at Regent, commented, “We welcome opportunities to partner with schools that share our values like Mid-Atlantic Christian University.”
To learn more about this educational opportunity, prospective students may contact the admissions office at MACU.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
Regent University School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of The American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private, faith based, four-year college is committed to equality of educational opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of church related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution. Being a student or employee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution’s mission and values.