Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States.
HLC website: http://www.hlcommision.org
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604
HLC Phone: (800) 621-7440
Specialized Accreditations and Authorizations
|Anderson College of Business and Computing
|Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
|Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
|Master of Nonprofit Management
|Nonprofit Academic Centers Council
|Master of Science in Project Leadership and Management
|The PMI Global Accreditation for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)
|Department of Chemistry
|American Chemical Society, Commission of Professional Training (CPT)
|Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing
|American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Commission on Nurse Certification
|Post-Graduate APRN Certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
|Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
|Master of Arts in Counseling Program
|Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
|Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Program
|Council on the Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
|Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
|American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
|Doctor of Pharmacy Program
|Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Regis University holds membership in the Association of American Colleges, American Council on Education, National Catholic Education Association, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Associated Colleges of Colorado, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of College and University Summer Sessions, and the National University Continuing Education Association. Regis University is a full member of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.
The University is approved by the Colorado State Department of Education for preparing students for State Teacher’s Licensure. A full list of approved programs can be found at https://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/TeacherEd.
The University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
These accreditations and authorizations are intended to enable a student to obtain professional recognition of the degree he or she receives from Regis University and its acceptability when applying for admission to graduate schools.
In addition to the above affiliations, the University is represented in numerous professional and academic societies through individual memberships held by its faculty and administrators.
The accreditation, approvals, and certifications of the University are based upon the University’s status at the time of printing of this Catalog. Accreditation, approvals, and certifications are subject to review and modification from time to time.
Regis University includes three separate academic units – the Anderson College of Business and Computing, Regis College, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.
Anderson College of Business and Computing offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology and Marketing. These degrees are delivered via traditional and non-traditional (accelerated) classroom formats at the Northwest Denver campus and online. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration, Master of Nonprofit Management, Master of Science degrees in Accounting, Data Science, Health Informatics, Human Resource Management, Information and Cybersecurity, Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Project Leadership and Management, and Software Engineering. All graduate degrees are delivered via non-traditional (accelerated) classroom formats at the Northwest Denver campus and online. Required MBA courses are also delivered at the Denver Tech Center campus as well as online. Specialization and elective courses are available online, but may be delivered in the classroom format only at the Northwest Denver campus.
Regis College offers a full range of undergraduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and education. Graduate degrees include a Master of Arts in Education, Master of Education (MED), a Master of Science degrees in Biomedical Sciences, and Environmental Sciences, a Master of Development Practice, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Within Regis College, The School for Professional Advancement offers undergraduate programs in Applied Psychology, Communication, Criminology, Liberal Arts, Social Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science. The School for Professional Advancement graduate degrees include an individualized Master of Arts, and a Master of Science in Criminology. These degrees are delivered via accelerated classroom formats at multiple campuses, online, and through directed study.
The Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions offers undergraduate degrees in Foundations in Pharmacy, Health Care Administration and Health and Exercise Science. Undergraduate offerings also include undergraduate programs in Nursing with traditional, accelerated, Connecting Healthcare Occupations with Innovative Curriculum and Experience (CHOICE), RN-to-BSN, and RN to MS program options for completing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The College offers graduate degrees at the master’s level in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Health Services Administration, Master of Science in Nursing with specializations in Leadership in Health Care Systems, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP), and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and doctorate degrees in Nursing Practice, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacy
Based on hope in the goodness of human life and responding in solidarity with Jesus Christ, “Who came to serve, not be served,” we seek to:
- Provide our students with an excellent education in which they develop the ability to think critically, perceive comprehensively, and perform competently.
- Offer a liberal education in the arts and sciences that develops talent and abilities, promotes awareness of career alternatives, and provides the practical skills necessary to pursue such careers. We believe that recognizing the continuum between conceptual rigor and practical application enables our students to adapt to new situations throughout life.
- Examine the dominant values that constitute society. We provide our students with the experience and understanding necessary for establishing their own framework of values within which they can make moral judgments and personal choices. In this way, we help empower students to make a positive impact on a changing society.
- Investigate the theories, methods and data of academic disciplines, as well as their underlying assumptions and values.
- Promote an atmosphere of personal concern for each student. This includes conscientious advising, substantial interaction between faculty and students, and close attention to each individual’s personal intellectual growth.
- Concentrate our limited resources as a private and independent institution on select areas and extend these resources by forming partnerships with other organizations. In this way, the University attempts to be innovative, both educationally and technologically.
- Motivate students, faculty, and staff to put their wisdom, skills, and knowledge at the service of humanity.
- Expand the presence and influence of the Jesuit vision and values, which are derived from the Ignatian, Catholic, and United States traditions of education.
Undergraduate Core Educational Experience
Framework and Goals
From its origins in the Renaissance and Reformation, Jesuit education has provided leadership in bringing the traditions of Christianity and classical learning in fruitful engagement with new developments in thought and culture. This task remains central at Regis University, where the core educational experience seeks to provide all undergraduate students with Jesuit liberal arts education. The core educational experience challenges students to reflect on tradition, continuity, and change, and to explore the question “How ought we to live?” in terms of the development of Western thought from classical to contemporary.
Inspired by Catholic tradition and Ignatian spirituality, the core educational experience at Regis celebrates the essential goodness of the world and the joy of learning. This education is grounded in the belief that faith and reason are complementary; it emphasizes the basic values of human dignity, diversity, freedom, and justice; and it promotes the formation of conscience and character through imaginative and critical discernment. The core educational experience aims to develop the whole person. It seeks not only to enable students to meet the challenges and goals of their personal and professional lives, but also to cultivate their leadership in service to others and in work for the common good.
The Regis University core educational experience engages students in an academic environment that both models and nurtures the beliefs, commitments, and goals that are central to Jesuit liberal arts education. The mentoring relationship between faculty, staff, and students is central to this experience. While required core courses are essential to the core educational experience, core goals and themes inform all academic majors and professional programs, as well as campus and community activities.
Characteristics of the Core Educational Experience
The specific structure of the core educational experience varies within each of the University’s three colleges because of the different student populations and instructional formats in the Anderson College of Business and Computing, Regis College, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. Nonetheless, the core educational experience in all three colleges is characterized by:
Development of the Whole Person
The core educational experience is designed to nurture the whole person: head, heart, and hands, intellect, sensibility, and skills. The whole person, however, is not understood in terms of an isolated self. Rather, Regis seeks to develop leaders whose compassion and concern for others inspires them to contribute to the common good.
Regis University is committed to academic excellence: the disciplined search for knowledge and the joy of discovery and understanding. The core educational experience is designed to strengthen students’ skills in critical reading and thinking, speaking and writing, research and scholarship, and the use of information technologies. Students are encouraged to become partners in a collaborative process of learning and discovery.
Liberal Arts Foundation
The core educational experience promotes literacy in the major academic disciplines the arts, the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. By giving students an opportunity to explore the questions, methods, and understandings of different disciplines, the core educational experience establishes a broad foundation for more specialized studies.
The core educational experience challenges students to integrate new learning with prior knowledge and personal experiences. It seeks to strengthen habits and skills of integration, thereby encouraging students to become life-long learners and to achieve more comprehensive understandings of truth.
Ethical Inquiry and Reflection
By challenging students to examine the ethical dimensions present in all of their studies, the core educational experience seeks to cultivate the habit of critical reflection on values. Students are encouraged to reflect upon crucial human concerns and to strengthen values that lead to sound decisions and just actions.
Spirituality and Religion
Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, Regis University is committed to integrating faith with learning. The core educational experience fosters a critical appreciation of religious questions and spiritual experience. While special attention is given to Catholic philosophical and theological tradition, the core educational experience also involves exposure to other philosophical and religious traditions. It encourages mutual respect and genuine dialogue in the context of a shared search for meaning.
Concern for Social Justice
The core educational experience seeks to nurture a life of service for the common good and a commitment to work toward a more just and peaceful world. By challenging students to develop the analytical skills necessary to understand relationships of power and privilege in contemporary society, the core educational experience strives to cultivate respect for human diversity and a special concern for the poor and the oppressed.
While contemporary individuals operate in many different social contexts, the Jesuit tradition has always been global in its horizons and outreach. Thus, the core educational experience furthers students’ appreciation of the diversity of persons and cultures, the complexity of relationships in the new and evolving international order, and the impact of humans on the natural environment.
Regis University is committed to developing leaders in the service of others. Recognizing that there are many forms of leadership, the core educational experience challenges students to strengthen their personal leadership skills through academic courses, service learning experiences, and other campus and community activities. Special attention is focused on refining students’ abilities to listen and to engage in dialogue in diverse settings.
Graduate degree programs at Regis University emanate from and embody the University mission of educating men and women to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society. These programs provide a rigorous, focused, value-centered professional education rooted in the Jesuit Catholic tradition.
Graduate education at Regis University is learner-centered. Learners and faculty are full partners in an educational relationship that emphasizes academic excellence, active and collegial participation in the educational process, practical application of theory, ethical processes and decisions, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Regis University’s graduate programs infuse professional education with Jesuit ethos and values, develop the whole person, and foster professional competence.
Regis University graduate programs are characterized by:
- Openness – a respect for others and their perspectives;
- Optimism – an affirmation of the goodness of the world and of the human dignity of all people in it; and
- Other-centeredness – a conscious move beyond self to an appreciation of the interconnectedness of human beings and their actions.
Regis University graduate programs purposefully emphasize:
Regis University graduate programs are committed to academic excellence: the disciplined search for knowledge and the joy of discovery and understanding. Regis University expects each graduate student to achieve mastery in a discipline, including the ability to integrate and extend knowledge to contexts outside the classroom and to effectively translate theory into practice. Graduate learners are also encouraged to be active partners with faculty in the collaborative process of learning and discovery and to become lifelong learners.
Regis University graduate programs develop leaders in the service of others. In this context, leaders are communicators with vision who analyze problems, find and implement solutions, and structure and facilitate processes to make a positive impact on society.
Ethical decision-making and behavior are fundamental components of Regis University graduate programs. Ethics in Regis University graduate education guides individuals to make a conscious effort to apply ethical principles to decisions; to integrate and broaden the considerations surrounding the decisions; and to examine carefully the consequences and implications beyond personal and organizational self-interests.
Graduate programs at Regis University strive to nurture a life of service for the common good, to cultivate respect for human diversity, and to strengthen a special concern for the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed. By emphasizing a concern for social justice, Regis University graduate programs reinforce an individual’s commitment to be an active and productive member in society and to work for structural change to protect the disenfranchised.
Regis University graduate programs are committed to preparing learners to live, work, and lead in an increasingly interconnected global society. Graduate programs strive to create a learning environment that celebrates diversity, values the uniqueness of the individual, and instills a passion for justice for all people.
Regis University Behavioral Goals
With Respect to “Living the Mission”
At Regis University we practice what we teach by being committed to building and sustaining a culture that values the dignity, diversity, and contributions of all its members. With mutual respect and justice, the Regis community seeks to live the Jesuit mission by:
- Maintaining the highest ethical relationships within the Regis community as well as with partners, suppliers and other business entities, the Catholic Church, other religious traditions, and educational institutions.
- Fulfilling our obligation to society by supporting women and men in the Jesuit tradition to be leaders in their families, communities, and vocations.
- Achieving a unique student experience by providing values-centered education with rigorous academic programs, a focus on life-long learning and service to others that prepares students to contribute to the transformation of society.
- Reviewing and strengthening the continuing health and financial viability of the University with strategies and resources that are responsive to the Mission.
- Acknowledging and affirming exceptional contributions, seeking fair and equitable rewards, and providing opportunities for self- expression and growth in the Regis community.
Regis University thrives when all members of the community act to promote a culture that is congruent with the Mission.