Amridge University is a privately-run Christian institution located in Montgomery, Alabama. Originally founded in 1967 as the Alabama Christian School of Religion, it has gone by various names in the decades since, including Southern Christian University and Regions University. It is currently home to just over 700 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers both traditional courses and online programs, and also maintains two campuses in Nashville, Tennessee, and Phoenix, Arizona.
Degree programs at Amridge University are generally focused in a few areas. The College of Business and Leadership offers two master’s degrees in leadership and management, as well as three bachelor’s degrees in business administration. The College of General Studies offers several bachelor’s degrees in subjects such as public safety and homeland security, human development, management communication and others. Both bachelor’s and associate’s degrees are available in liberal studies. The School of Human Services offers several advanced degrees, including master’s degrees in professional counseling, divinity and marriage and family therapy. Doctorates and Ph.D’s are offered in ministry and family therapy, marriage and family therapy and professional counseling. Finally, the Turner School of Theology, one of the institution’s most important departments, provides three master’s degrees and two doctorates in the areas of biblical studies, ministry, divinity and practical theology.
Amridge University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. SACS provides accreditation to institutions within an 11-state area, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Some accreditation is also extended to parts of Latin America. (SACSCOC, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 – (404)679-4500 – Fax: (404)679-4558).