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.
(Pictured left to right: William L. Hathaway, executive vice president for academic affairs, Regent University; Kevin W. Larsen, vice president for academic affairs, Mid-Atlantic Christian University; Mark Martin, dean, Regent University 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.