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What Does A Degree From Patrick Henry College Mean?

It means that while our faculty are committed to staying at the forefront of their respective fields, their first obligation is, and always will be, to their students.

What's more, their efforts outside the classroom, such as publishing research or working as consultants in their fields, only enhance student learning.

So, as a PHC student, you'll find yourself surrounded by knowledgeable, mature believers who are not only dedicated to helping you reach your God-given potential as a student; they are equally interested in your growth as a citizen, and as a believer. Such dedication, coupled with our strong emphasis on real-world experience, guarantees that you will graduate with a well-rounded, biblically sound, and eminently practical education. classroom_students.jpg

But there's more than the dedication of the faculty that makes a PHC education so distinctive. It's our commitment to a time-honored and effective approach to educating and training leaders, an approach that combines the classical liberal arts with practical, real-world experience.

In your first two years as a PHC student, you'll sharpen your reasoning, writing, and speaking skills by focusing on our core curriculum. You'll study logic, rhetoric, theology, philosophy, history, constitutional law, language, literature, economics, mathematics, science, and more.

Then, whether you choose to major in Government (American Politics and Policy, International Politics and Policy, or Political Theory), Strategic Intelligence in National SecurityEconomics & Business Analytics, Journalism, History, Literature, or Classical Liberal Arts, you'll put that knowledge to work as you undertake practical professional training in your field. You can also further diversify your education with a variety of minors. You could find yourself tackling real-life problems, working alongside experts in and around our nation's capital, and putting your knowledge to work in congressional offices, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, business startups, think tanks, newspapers, publishing houses, private and home schools  even the White House.

Want to know more? Check out our catalog or email info@phc.edu us today, and we'll be happy to answer whatever questions you might have.

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Core Curriculum

Patrick Henry College structures its academic program around its distinctive Christian Classical Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, consisting of 63 credits plus intermediate foreign language proficiency. 

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Online Courses

Our online classes, just like our on-campus classes, are grounded in the Word of God and the classical liberal arts. There is no shortage of institutions offering online classes in, for example, American history; but with PHC Distance Learning you can study history at a place that combines a commitment to the Scriptures with academic excellence—and with classmates who share your convictions.

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Preparing for College

As high school graduation draws nearer, students and parents alike have more to consider each year. While navigating the college admission process may seem complicated, with careful preparation now senior year does not need to be overwhelming. 

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"The classical style of education gave us the Protestant Reformation, the Renaissance, and the Founding Fathers. Classical education gave us our civilization. It encourages critical thinking and fosters a creative application of knowledge so that we aren't swayed by the currents of culture.


You'll be challenged, you'll grow spiritually, you'll grow intellectually, you'll grow in all your talents. This is an atmosphere that will support you."


- Gene Edward Veith, Professor of Literature and Provost, Emeritus

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