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Regent University

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Regent University is a Christian university with its main campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia and a satellite campus in Alexandria, Virginia.



Regent University was founded in 1977 as CBN University by Pat Robertson, who currently holds the title of Chancellor of Regent University.

The school, although founded in 1977, did not conduct its first classes until the fall of 1978, in leased classroom space in Chesapeake, Virginia. The first students were all enrolled in what is now the School of Communication & the Arts. Its first students graduated in May 1980; the School of Education opened the following October. At the same time, CBN University opened the first building on its current Virginia Beach campus.

The school proceeded to open its schools of business, divinity, government, and law by the mid-1980s. In 1984, CBN University received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; later in the decade, it started a distance education program.

In January 1990, the school changed its name to Regent University. Five years later, Regent began outreach programs geared to teachers in the Washington, DC area, which eventually led to the opening of its Alexandria campus. In 2000, Regent began an undergraduate degree-completion program under the auspices of a new program, the Center for Professional Studies, which became Regent Undergrad in the fall of 2004.

Graduate schools

Robertson's original vision for Regent University was that of a graduate institution. Although Regent now offers undergraduate programs (see next section), the school has mostly remained close to its original focus. The vast majority of Regent's approximately 3,000 students (as of 2004) are enrolled in one of the following eight graduate or first-professional schools:

These schools all offer master’s, doctoral, and law degrees, as well as a professional degree completion program, from a "Judeo-Christian perspective".

Undergraduate school

The newest addition to Regent is Regent Undergrad, designed primarily for non-traditional students who wish to complete undergraduate degrees. Regent Undergrad offers bachelor's degrees in the following disciplines:

Regent Undergrad, as with the rest of the university, teaches its programs from a Judeo-Christian perspective.

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External links

Regent University - Official website

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This page was last modified 05:37, 28 October 2007 by Chad Lupkes. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Allamakee Democrat, DRolfe and Lestatdelc. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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